Operation: Opération: Tunisia



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
100% of asylum-seekers will have access to refugee status determination procedures
100% of primary school-aged children will be enrolled in primary education
100% of people of concern will have access to national primary health care
90 refugee households will receive cash grants
40 people will have formal access to work opportunities
2015 end-year results
300  vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers in urban areas received emergency assistance
14 working permits were granted to refugees by the Ministry of Employment
66 Syrian refugee children attended Tunisian schools

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2015 757
2014 1,135
2013 1,097


[["Refugees",665],["Asylum-seekers",90],["Others of concern",2]]
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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

The protection and operational environment in Tunisia remains favourable, despite the challenging political, socio-economic and security challenges in the country and in the region. 

In the absence of a national asylum law, registration and refugee status determination are conducted by UNHCR and its partners, including for people rescued at sea. There are some 1,000 refugees and asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in Tunisia. UNHCR implements several capacity-building programmes mainly targeting authorities, civil society and media. 

UNHCR continues working with the authorities on a draft national law that should strengthen the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers once adopted. Currently, refugees have access to basic services such as health and primary education in Tunisia, with UNHCR covering the cost for the most vulnerable people of concern. 

Key priorities

In 2017, UNHCR’s operation will focus on:
•    setting up a comprehensive national protection system, including the adoption and implementation of the National Asylum Law;
•    conducting refugee status determination;
•    providing assistance  with regard to access to education and health, cash assistance and non-food items and access to socio-economic opportunities; 
•    durable solutions for refugees.

In the event of a shortfall in funding, the operation will not be able to support people with special needs, such as health and psycho-social, through cash-based interventions. It will also impact livelihoods opportunities and, as a result, limit the integration and self-reliance of refugees in Tunisia.