Tunisia – the new graveyard for migrants trying to cross Mediterranean


The authorities in Tunisia have been overwhelmed following the shipwreck off neighbouring Libya on July 1st 2019 which left 90 migrants drowned. Graveyards are full, migrant reception centres cannot cope and there is no overall integration plan to welcome migrants into society. The Tunisian government is also critical of the inaction of European countries over the issue. Lilia Blaise reports from Medenine in south-east Tunisia.

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The regional government in Medenine in south-east Tunisia says that a total of 90 bodies have now been recovered after a boat carrying migrants from Mali, the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt and Gambia sank off the nearby Libyan coast on July 1st 2019. Pregnant women and children were among the victims, according to survivors.