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14 Dec 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average cereal production gathered in 2018

  • Cereal imports in 2018/19 forecast at average level

  • Food inflation increased in October

Below-average cereal production gathered in 2018

11 Dec 2018 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

This Operations Update seeks to extend the timeframe of this operation by 1 month, with a new end date 31 January 2019 to finalize implementation of the revised activities.

26 Nov 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.

UNHCR commends Tunisia’s continued policy of saving lives through rescue at sea, and its humanitarian response, permitting disembarkation in Tunisia.

Working with Partners

26 Nov 2018 description

Persons of Concern Total: 1185
Registered refugees: 997
Asylum-seekers or others of concern: 188

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 1.7 m allocated by the Tunisian Government for the construction and equipment of a pilot central kitchen and a first School Food Bank hub

WFP provides capacity-strengthening activities aimed at enhancing Government-run National School Meals Programmes

The National School Meals Programmes reach 260,000 children (125,000 girls and 135,000 boys) in Tunisia; and 1.4 m children (660,000 girls and 740,000 boys) in Morocco

Operational Context

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

US$1.6 m allocated by the Tunisian Government for the construction and equipment of two pilot kitchens
WFP provides capacity-strengthening activities aimed at enhancing government-run National School Meals Programme
The National School Meals Programme reach 250,000 children (120,000 girls and 130,000 boys) in Tunisia; and 1.4 m children (660,000 girls and 740,000 boys) in Morocco

Operational Updates

Tunisia:

19 Oct 2018 description

Severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rain, has been affecting several northern and central parts of Tunisia causing flash floods. 61 mm of rain were recorded over 24 hours in Siliana City over 17-18 October.

According to media reports, as of 19 October, at least two people died, one in Sidi Bouzid governorate and another in Kasserine governorate.

Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with local thunderstorms may continue to affect most of the northern, eastern and central areas of the country, including those already affected by flash floods.

06 Oct 2018 description

L’organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) en coordination avec l’Instance nationale de lutte contre la traite (INLTP) et le Bureau du Délégué Général à la Protection de l’Enfance (DGPE) ont organisé du 24 au 27 septembre 2018 à Hammamet, deux sessions de formation destinées à 42 Délégués à la protection de l’enfance de tout le territoire tunisien.

04 Oct 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On Saturday 22 September, torrential rain hit north-eastern Tunisia’s Cap Bon Peninsula causing water levels to rise 1.7 meters. The storm dumped approximately 200 millimeters (7.9 inches) of rain on Nabeul and up to 225 millimeters in the city of Beni Khaled, in the peninsula’s center, according to Tunisia’s National Institute of Meteorology. This was the heaviest rainfall since the institute began keeping records in 1995. A warning on the storms was issued on September 21st.

03 Oct 2018 description

“We carried our kids and ran to the rooftop escaping the floods that invaded our houses. We stayed there for more than 18 hours until the water level receded” said Karima, mother of two. “When we came down, we saw that our belongings had been swept away by the water: furniture, food stock, our sheep and cows, cloth and books. We kept asking ourselves: where are we going to sleep? How can we keep our kids warm now that winter is approaching?” she said.

03 Oct 2018 description

Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement et la Direction Générale de l’Aide Humanitaire et de la protection civile de la commission européenne (DG ECHO) appuient la Tunisie pour le renforcement des capacités des villes en matière de réduction de risques de catastrophes.

25 Sep 2018 description

Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed five people and caused damage in Nabeul province in north-east Tunisia. Early response and damage assessment are ongoing.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- US$1.6 m allocated by the Tunisian Government for the construction and equipment of two pilot kitchens.
- WFP provides capacity-strengthening activities aimed at enhancing government-run National School Meals Programme.
- The National School Meals Programme reached 250,000 children (120,000 girls and 130,000 boys) in Tunisia; and 1.4 m children (658,000 girls and 742,000 boys) in Morocco.

Operational Context

29 Aug 2018 description

Although Libya’s drop in migrants isn’t related to Tunisia’s increase, policy is needed on the issue.

BY MATT HERBERT AND MAX GALLIEN

The nature of migration from Africa to Europe across the Mediterranean is changing. Some sub-Saharan African migrants are adjusting their routes due to dangers in Libya, and Tunisian migrants are leaving their country in greater numbers than before. These trends are however unconnected.

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

US$1.6 m allocated by the Tunisian Government for the construction and equipment of two pilot kitchens

WFP provides capacity-strengthening activities aimed at enhancing government-run National School Meals Programme.

The National School Meals Programme reached 250,000 children (120,000 girls and 130,000 boys) in Tunisia; and 1.4 m children (658,000 girls and 742,000 boys) in Morocco.

Operational Updates

Tunisia: