Trend of Migrations in Tunisia

Because of its geographical position and the regional situation, Tunisia knows different types of migratory flows both from and to many countries. Thus, Tunisia, land of welcome by tradition, has 53,490 migrants residing regularly – according to the General Census of Population and Housing (RGPH) conducted by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) in 2014 The data do not provide information on the number of people in an irregular situation. Migrants, because of difficult socio-economic situations or situations of conflict or political instability, transit through the country in order to reach Europe or settle there in the short or medium term . Tunisia is also the starting point for many Tunisians living abroad since the second half of the 20th century.

The Resource Center on Migration

The is a platform created since December 2013 that aims to provide concrete information on the procedures of departure and return and the reality of life and work abroad and in Tunisia. It provides easy access to administrative documents needed for departure, residence or return, as well as a directory of the main service providers to migrants.

This platform complements the service of migrant resource centers (CRM) established in Tunisia in the framework of the project Development of resource centers & online information services for migrants (CRM) set up by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of the IOM Fund for Development in partnership with the Office of Tunisians Abroad (OTE) and the National Agency for Employment and Independent Work (ANETI).

BOSLA updates the inventory of service providers with the aim of informing migrants of the services offered by CSOs to complement those that the state applies in accordance with its duty to protect Tunisians abroad and non-citizens in Tunisia.