Islamic Relief started working in Tunisia in 2011, supporting more than 15,000 refugees living in camps in the provinces of Medenine and Tataouine.
We responded to the emergency period with programmes worth more than £4 million.
In 2012 we registered our office and distributed 20,000 school bags to the most vulnerable children from 236 schools right across Tunisia. A year later we implemented a programme providing daily food to 278 school children.
Our health programmes have included the provision of hospital beds and medical equipment across four different districts,
Our work to improve people’s livelihoods has included working with farmers and providing vocational training to enable young people to achieve self-employment.
Islamic Relief’s main office is in the capital, Tunis, coordinating operations in the country’s North West and our second office in Medenine coordinates operations in the South East.
We are currently running three education projects that include support for 14 schools and 14 libraries, asstance of refugees and asylum seekers in partnership with UNHCR and the further support of 100 schools, plus a focus on orphans and widows.
We are also running sustainable livelihood programmes in some of the most arid regions of the country. We have rehabilitated water sources, improved irrigation sysytems, provided greenhouses, seedlings, fertilisers, insect-proof nets, and vocational training to help local farmers earn a living.