Tunisia

WINTERIZATION

To survive this winter, Tunisians will need your help. Without it, they will fall victim to below freezing temperatures. One of IRUSA’s most critical projects is winterization, where your support helps prepare communities to survive the winter. What you give today provides items like food, medical aid, water, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, plastic mats, shoes, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, waterproof coats, and socks. Winter is here. Today you can make a difference. Donate now.

QUALITY OF LIFE

Tunisia is considered a high human development country, ranking 94 of 187 countries by the United Nations by 2013. Between 1980 and 2012, Tunisia’s life expectancy at birth increased by 12.6 years, average years of schooling increased by 4.5 years and expected years of schooling increased by 6.4 years.

Political instability that began in 2011 strained Tunisia’s economy, however. Fifteen percent of the workforce is unemployed. In some areas of rural and western Tunisia, up to three-quarters of the population struggles to afford food.

Despite its own challenges, Tunisia opened its borders in 2011 to Libyan refugees—more than 1 million at the height of the conflict, a significant strain on the country’s resources.

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