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11 Oct 2017 description

Tunis – Eight migrants have died in the wake of a collision between a Tunisian navy vessel and a boat reportedly carrying 87 migrants on Sunday, 8 October. A further 38 migrants have been rescued and approximately 41 are still missing.

The tragic incident happened in the early hours of Sunday about 54 kilometers off Kerkennah Island, Tunisia. The migrants’ boat is believed to have left from the Tunisian port of Sfax and was headed towards Italy.

10 Oct 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

EU approves €200 million disbursement in Macro-Financial Assistance to Tunisia

Brussels, 9 October 2017

The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has today approved the disbursement of a €200 million loan to Tunisia.

This disbursement marks the launch of the second Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA-II) programme to Tunisia. A total of €500 million will be disbursed in three instalments in 2017 and 2018.

29 Aug 2017 description

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is currently providing medical and mental health care to migrants and refugees in Tunisia—in Sfax and Zarzis. Many of these patients arrive after a perilous journey through Libya, where migrants are often kidnapped, tortured, and held for ransom. In Sfax, MSF mainly sees patients from sub-Saharan Africa, among them undocumented migrants, victims of human trafficking, and other vulnerable people.

24 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • Nadhour Central kitchen’s main building construction under the National School Meals Programme is ongoing. Operating the Central kitchen will enable the distribution of nutritious meals to the first 10 satellite schools selected in the pilot region.

  • The Community Based Organisation (CBO) composed of 20 rural women has received legal status. The newly formed CBO reflects community participation and local ownership of the WFP-developed Sustainable School Meals Pilot project.

13 Aug 2017 description

BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (August 2017) — Youth, community members and decision makers come together this International Youth Day to voice one clear message, that Tunisian youth can play an active role in building sustainable peace in the country, despite the barriers.

Almost half of the population of Tunisia is under the age of 30, according to 2015 numbers, but many face considerable barriers to participation in decision making, particularly on issues of concern, such as security or employment.

06 Aug 2017 description
  • Several large forest fires are burning in the areas of Jendouba, Kassérine, Sfax and Béja comprising of a burnt area of 4 496ha.

  • On 5 August, Tunisia requested assistance from the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) consisting of two aerial firefighting assets.

  • The Copernicus EMS has been activated to provide satellite maps for the area of Jendouba.

  • Local media reported that at least 23 families have been evacuated from Jendouba.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP has collaborated with the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies (ITES) to conduct a strategic review of the food and nutrition security in the country. On June 14, the findings of the study were shared during a one-day conference attended by 30 different national and international stakeholders including the Minister of Agriculture.

21 Jun 2017 description

Tunis, le 19 juin 2017

Communiqué du Forum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux (FTDES) - Organisation membre de la FIDH

02 Jun 2017 description

Tunisia’s coastal zone teems with life. It is a densely populated area, with most of the country’s large cities, and two-thirds of its people. With its varied topography and an irregular 1,445km of continental coastline extended from the North to the East, plus 450km of island coastline, the coastal zone is a vital habitat for both humans and marine biodiversity.

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 20 April, WFP and the Ministries of Education and Agriculture hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop on school gardens. The Minister of Education, senior government officials and the president of the Tunisian Agriculture and Fishery Union, together with more than 200 participants, exchanged ideas about how school gardens can provide multiple benefits for children and local communities.

11 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable crop conditions despite lower-than-average rainfall

  • Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2016 due to lack of precipitation at beginning of season

  • Food inflation increasing

  • Economic growth slows down again

Favourable crop conditions despite lower-than-average rainfall

21 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP, the African Development Bank and the Tunisian Ministry of Education are discussing ways to foster synergies in collaboration with the Tunisian Government in the shared efforts to build a stronger education sector and enhanced social safety nets.

  • The first food and environment classes were held in a newly established school garden developed with WFP support. The garden will serves as a hub for community participation, nutritional, environmental and agricultural education for children and adults.

03 Apr 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Tunisia in the last year.