Aug 04

Tunisia rejects allegations from United Nations and media reports

Tunisia rejected allegations from the United Nations and reports in the media that it has expelled sub-Saharan migrants to its borders with Libya and Algeria. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s spokesman called for Tunisia to stop expelling migrants into desert border areas and demanded that those already stranded in the harsh environment be relocated. The AFP News Agency reports that Farhan Haq, the UN deputy spokesperson, warned that ‘several have died’ at Tunisia’s border with Libya, while ‘hundreds, including pregnant women and children, reportedly remain stranded in extremely dire conditions with little access to food and water’.