Tunisia is quickly replacing Libya as the primary route for people hoping to reach Europe’s shores. Along with the increase in crossings, there has been an unprecedented number of deaths at sea, requiring urgent policy responses. Meanwhile, increasing authoritarianism and inflammatory remarks from Tunisian President Kais Saied have potentially put refugees and migrants at new risk of mistreatment and violence.
On Monday, June 5, Refugees International and the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a webinar to explore these issues in greater depth and offer policy recommendations to address the situation.
Romdhane Ben Amor, Spokesman, Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights
Salsabil Chellali, Tunisia Director, Human Rights Watch
Houda Mzioudet, Researcher and Activist
Reva Dhingra, Post-doctoral Fellow, Brookings Institution
Nicholas Noe, Senior Visiting Fellow, Refugees International
Sharan Grewal, Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution
Featured image: A protest in front of UNHCR headquarters in Tunis, Tunisia. (Photo by Hasan Mrad/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)