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18 Jun 2018 description

In Tunisia, UNHCR aims to support the establishment of a national asylum system, and to build national capacity for refugee protection.

UNHCR identifies, assists and protects refugees in a context marked by mixed migration movements. UNHCR also maintains preparedness efforts in view of a potential major influx.

Together with its partners, UNHCR identifies solutions to help refugees build a new life through socio-economic integration, resettlement and other alternative pathways.

Working with Partners

11 Jun 2018 description

On 3 June, a boat packed with over 180 migrants sank off the Tunisian coast, near the island of Kerkennah, causing the tragic death of at least 100 persons. The accident probably represents Tunisia’s deadliest migrant shipwreck and brings again to the fore the upsurge of irregular migration from the country – also known as el-harga in Tunisian.

With the exception of the massive irregular influx into Europe of more than 28,000 Tunisians at the wake of the revolution, Tunisian arrivals in Italy decreased substantially between 2012 and 2016 as border controls were restored.

05 Jun 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

05 June 2018

At least 52 people died after a boat carrying around 180 refugees and migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened at this latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea and is concerned about the high number of people dying on the Central Mediterranean route with over 700 dead or missing so far in 2018.

05 Jun 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 05 juin 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

05 juin 2018

05 Jun 2018 description

Tunis – Sixty-eight survivors, at least one hundred dead and missing migrants off Kerkennah-Sfax, Tunisia – this is the provisional report of the night of Saturday to Sunday, 3 June, when some 180 migrants undertook an uncertain crossing to European coasts on a fragile and overloaded craft.

03 Jun 2018 description

By Tarek Amara

TUNIS, June 5 (Reuters) - The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast last weekend has risen to 60, the United Nations migration agency said late on Monday, one of the worst migrant boat disasters in recent years.

Read more at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

29 May 2018 description

Reacting to a joint statement by the Truth and Dignity Commission and the Ministry of Relations with Constitutional Bodies, Civil Society and Human Rights  published on 24 May, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Regional Director, Heba Morayef, said:

21 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

HIGHLIGHTS

The food markets are characterized by heavy subsidies on cereals which have contributed to keep the prices stables. The government's economic policy strategy is aimed at boosting annual real GDP growth to 5% and cutting unemployment to 12% by end-2020 (from 15.4% at end-2017), by introducing a "new model" of development.

11 May 2018 description

In Tunisia, UNHCR aims to support the establishment of a national asylum system, and to build national capacity for refugee protection.

UNHCR identifies, assists and protects refugees in a context marked by mixed migration movements. UNHCR also maintains preparedness efforts in view of a potential major influx.

Together with its partners, UNHCR identifies solutions to help refugees build a new life through socio-economic integration, resettlement and other alternative pathways.

Main Activities

Protection

30 Mar 2018 description

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster On 31 July 2017, a fire broke out in Jendouba Governorate (the North-West region of Tunisia), particularly affecting the delegations of Ain Draham and Fernana, resulting in the destruction of houses and displacing around 500 persons, leaving them in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter.

23 Mar 2018 description

In Tunisia, UNHCR’s priorities are to support the establishment of a national asylum system, and to build national and regional capacities for refugee protection, in a context of mixed migration.

UNHCR provides protection and direct assistance to refugees and proactively identifies appropriate durable solutions.

Together with its partners, UNHCR supports refugees and asylum seekers in accessing public services and becoming self-reliant.

Working with Partners

06 Mar 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 6 mars 2018

La Commission européenne a signé ce jour, à Bruxelles, un arrangement administratif avec la Tunisie en vue de resserrer les liens en matière de protection civile et de gestion des risques de catastrophes.

06 Mar 2018 description

Today the European Commission signed an administrative arrangement with Tunisia to boost ties in civil protection and disaster risk management.

01 Mar 2018 description

Highlight

• WFP Tunisia has identified eight primary schools in four different regions of the country to refurbish their existing kitchens and canteens as well as revitalise annexed school gardens. The interventions will result in enhancing the Government’s capacity to provide hot nutritious meals to 920 children in 2018.

01 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP Tunisia, Ministries of Education and Agriculture, and UNOPS experts conducted visits to schools in three Tunisian governorates. In partnership with the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS), sixteen primary schools will be upgraded in 2018, to enable them to provide students with daily nutritious hot meals.