By Morgane Wirtz. The turquoise sea bordering Zarzis in the south of Tunisia beckons young people to leave for Europe. In this small town, only old people and children are left.
By Morgane Wirtz. At the end of August, at least 500 migrants and asylum seekers from Tunisia landed on the island of Lampedusa. Tunisians represent nearly 40% of all illegal arrivals in Italy this year. Lampedusa is overwhelmed.
The Tunisian government included migrants in a group of beneficiaries eligible for financial and in-kind help, due to the spread of COVID-19 but a lot of work still remains to be done as the number of vulnerable people in the country is increasing, writes researcher Morgane Wirtz.