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The Gabes Shipwreck: yet another disaster for the local fishermen

| 05 May 2022 | 15 minutes
The oil tanker that sank off the coast of Gabes has reignited concern regarding oil spills in this already heavily polluted region. The immediate danger is supposedly over, but this does not necessarily reassure the local fishermen: for years their working conditions have been steadily deteriorating due to pollution.

From Zarzis to Tunis, exiles demonstrate against the lack of UNHCR protection

| 23 April 2022 | 15 minutes
Faced with a lack of adequate protection from the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), protesting exiles are demanding to be evacuated from Tunisia. After occupying the agency's offices in Zarzis for several weeks, they gathered "to assert [their] rights and get assistance" in front of the Tunis headquarters.

Along the informal route, from Ben Guerdane to Libya

| 08 April 2022 | 10 minutes
In and around Ben Guerdane, goods from Libya abound. With this unstable and sometimes risky cross-border trade, an informal economy has emerged - one that many of the region's inhabitants depend on.

Arbitrary arrests and residence permits: racist ordeals for Sub-Saharans in Tunisia

| 23 February 2022 | 5 minutes
In Tunisia, obtaining a residence permit is often synonymous with administrative difficulties and inequalities in terms of access, particularly for Sub-Saharan Africans. In addition to the administrative difficulties, they have been subject to arbitrary arrests and humiliating treatment for over a month and a half.  

Sewage Dumping in the Southern Suburbs of Tunis: A Sea of Excrement

| 08 October 2021 | 5 minutes
For more than two decades, the beaches in the southern suburbs of Tunis have seen regular swimming bans due to high levels of pollution. What exactly do these waters contain? Inkyfada has had access to water analyses that detail the nature of this marine pollution, and the associated risks it poses to humans and biodiversity.

Covid-19: "Take Our Picture, We Are Dying Here", The Cry of Distress from the Residents of Kairouan

| 01 July 2021 | 5 minutes
Hit hard by the fourth wave of the pandemic, the inhabitants of Kairouan live according to the rhythm of this health emergency. According to the regional director of health, the governorate consumes 10,000 litres of oxygen every day, and the hospitals are saturated.
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