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Stranded West African Migrants Rescued at Sea Voluntarily Return Home from Tunisia

Tunisia – A group of 32 Gambians and 24 Malians rescued at sea off Tunisia en route to Europe have voluntarily boarded flights home with IOM assistance.

The migrants were part of a group of 97 migrants rescued by the Tunisian navy off Sfax on 26th February 2014. The 97 included four people identified as refugees, ten unaccompanied minors and one woman.

The West Africans, who travelled through Libya, paid smugglers for passage on a small boat, which ran into difficulties in rough seas between Tunisia and Italy.

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La délégation régionale du CICR à Tunis: Bulletin, juillet - décembre 2013

11-04-2014 Bulletin du terrain


  • Tunis accueille le concours régional de plaidoirie en droit international humanitaire

  • Qu’est-ce que le droit international humanitaire ?

  • Le traitement humain des personnes dans la détention policière

  • Le CICR soutient la rénovation de la cuisine dans la prison de Harboub et l’installation d’un system anti-incendie a la prison de Sers

  • Le CICR mène une campagne anti-gale dans la prison de Messaadine (Sousse)

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World + 5 others
ACLED Regional Report: North Africa, April 2014

In the last three years, the North African political landscape has been dominated by the Arab Spring uprising, and accompanying transformations in both the level and nature of violence across the region. Between 1997 and December 2013, the North African region (including Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) constituted 12.3% of the total number of conflict events in the African continent recording over 9000 violent events in total.

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World + 21 others
Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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Secretary-General, in message, praises Arab League’s efforts to promote development, peaceful resolution of conflict


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, to the twenty-fifth ordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States, in Kuwait today:

I congratulate His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the Government of Kuwait for hosting this Summit. This is testament to Kuwait’s standing in the region and beyond, and its important role in addressing issues of regional and international concern.

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World + 16 others
Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview

The interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning.

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Tunisia lifts state of emergency, three years after revolt

Source: Reuters - Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:45 PM

TUNIS, March 6 (Reuters) - Tunisia has lifted a state of emergency three years after it was imposed, in a largely symbolic move to show security is improving in the North African state.

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Le Groupe de la Banque mondiale annonce un programme d'appui de 1,2 milliard de dollars à la Tunisie en 2014

World Bank

TUNIS, 28 février 2014 – La vice-présidente de la Banque Mondiale pour la région Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord, Mme Inger Andersen, a annoncé aujourd'hui le lancement d'un programme d'appui d'un montant pouvant atteindre jusqu’à 1,2 milliard de dollars pour la transition démocratique en Tunisie. Cette annonce fait suite à la visite de trois jours qu'elle a effectuée en Tunisie pour s'entretenir avec les autorités gouvernementales, la société civile et le secteur privé sur la meilleure manière de tirer parti de l'élan impulsé par l'adoption de la nouvelle constitution du pays.

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World + 14 others
Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

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Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

FAO Director-General addresses Ministerial Meeting of the Organization’s Regional Conference for the Near East

27 February 2014, Rome - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Tunisian navy 'rescues 98 sub-Saharan migrants'

02/26/2014 15:36 GMT

TUNIS, February 26, 2014 (AFP) - The Tunisian navy rescued 98 sub-Saharan migrants Wednesday, including a nine-year-old Congolese boy in critical condition, after their boat started taking on water off the coast, the defence ministry said.

"The 98 people of different African nationalities set off from the Libyan coast in an inflatable boat... probably for the (Italian) island of Lampedusa," spokesman Taoufik Rahmouni told AFP.

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Impact of water scarcity on food security a priority for Near East and North Africa meeting

New initiative eyes role of regional cooperation to enhance agricultural water management

20 February 2014, Rome - Water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA), with fresh water availability in the region expected to drop by 50 percent by the year 2050, said FAO, as ministers of agriculture and national officials prepared to tackle the issue at a meeting of the organization's highest regional governing body.

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World + 9 others
Reinforcing civil protection cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region

To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD South II). The second round of this EU-funded programme will run until end of 2016, further supporting the Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria [1], and Tunisia) in their cooperation with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

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Dans une Tunisie qui fait tout pour atteindre les buts de la révolution, le Secrétaire général appelle la classe politique à placer les intérêts du pays au-dessus de tout

Secrétaire général SG/SM/15635 AFR2810

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, tel qu’il a été prononcé à Tunis par M. Michael Møller, Directeur général par intérim de l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève, à l’occasion de la cérémonie de commémoration de l’adoption de la Constitution de la République tunisienne et du troisième anniversaire de la Révolution de la dignité, le 7 février:

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GIEWS Country Brief: Tunisia 07-February-2014


  • Below average cereal harvest gathered in 2013
  • Relatively stable domestic grain prices observed but high meat and vegetable prices contribute to increased inflation
  • Economic growth recovers but high unemployment rates, in particular among young people, remains a concern
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New Constitution a Historic Landmark on Journey to Democracy for Tunisia

First democratic constitution in ‘cradle of Arab Spring’ hailed for strong commitment to human rights, promotion of gender equality

Tunisia - On 27 January 2014 Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) adopted a new democratic constitution for the country by an overwhelming majority, following a peaceful and inclusive process, supported by UNDP, which saw engagement and dialogue from a wide political spectrum across the country.

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Let Constitution Herald Human Rights Era

Judges Should Base Interpretation on International Standards

(Tunis) – The adoption of Tunisia’s new constitution should set in motion a wide-ranging overhaul of laws and public institutions, Al Bawsala, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said today. The constitution, which guarantees many fundamental rights and freedoms, should be implemented in a way that will provide the highest degree of protection of Tunisians’ human rights.

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GIEWS Country Brief : Tunisia 27 January-2014


  • Below average cereal harvest gathered in 2013
  • Relatively stable domestic grain prices observed but high meat and vegetable prices contribute to increased inflation
  • Economic growth recovers but high unemployment rates, in particular among young people, remains a concern