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04 Aug 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 13 July an offshore platform near the Tunisian coast received a rescue signal from migrants in the sea nearby. Immediately, an emergency vessel was dispatched to investigate and found 40 migrants from different nationalities on a small boat. Some migrants were rescued from the water, and others from their vessel. With no feedback nor action from potential host authorities, and given the worsening weather situation, the migrants were moved to a Tunisianflagged offshore supply ship.

25 Jul 2018 description


In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

24 Jul 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 governmentrun National School Meals Programme (NSMP).

The national programme reach 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

18 Jul 2018 description

TUNIS – Representatives of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have met the Mayor of Benghazi AbdelRahman el-Abbar, to discuss how best WFP and the United Nations can provide support to the country.

06 Jul 2018 description
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Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

26 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

Tunisia has undergone significant change following the Jasmine Revolution of January 2011. The strategic direction of the Government currently focuses on strengthening democracy, while laying the groundwork for a stronger economic recovery. Tunisia has a GNI per capita of USD 11,250 purchasing power parity (World Bank, 2015). The 2016 UNDP Human Development Report ranks Tunisia 97 out 188 countries and as 58 on the Gender Inequality Index (GII 2015).

25 May 2018 description
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21 May 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme


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.

10 May 2018 description


1,731 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

23% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

35 Applications for asylum

3 Persons granted refugee status

2 Persons granted subsidiary protection

01 Mar 2018 description


• 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


• 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.

31 Jan 2018 description
  • Small-scale attacks by non-state armed actors, political tensions and clan conflicts were the main elements that marked the operational context in January.
  • In some areas, the continuation of small-scale incidents and political standoffs impacted persons of concerns by limiting access to humanitarian assistance.
  • In spite of slight overall improvement of food security, it is expected that ongoing conflict and drought will continue to impact people’s well-being.

Major developments

23 Jan 2018 description


Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

of registered refugees and migrants were minors

Applications for asylum

Persons granted refugee status

Persons granted subsidiary protection

17 Jan 2018 description

Operating environment was marked with small-scale attacks, political tensions between the State of Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ and forced evictions.
Drought, insecurity and conflicts, remain key drivers of displacement and lack of comprehensive land tenure framework remains one of the key drivers for forced evictions.
According to monitoring agencies drought will continue in 2018 and can lead to further increased vulnerability of persons of concern.

Major developments

A whole-of-society approach – a new improved way of UNHCR response

26 Dec 2017 description

Somalia continues to face political instability, humanitarian crisis and clan conflicts.

Due to ongoing conflicts, drought and food insecurity more than one million people have been newly displaced in 2017.

Monitoring agencies expecting that humanitarian situation will continue to deteriorate.



Major Developments

2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview

22 Dec 2017 description

Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

21 Dec 2017 description

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

05 Nov 2017 description


  • Average cereal production gathered in 2017

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 forecast at average level

  • Food inflation increased in August

Average cereal production gathered in 2017

Land preparation for the sowing of the 2018 grain crop is currently underway under favourable weather conditions. Although in some parts sowing starts in October, the bulk of the winter wheat and barley is sown in November.

19 Oct 2017 description


  • Represented by the Ministry of Education’s Director General for International Cooperation, the Government of Tunisia participated in the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) in Montreal together with WFP Tunisia staff. Tunisia demonstrated the high level of commitment to establishing country-operated sustainable school feeding programs.