African immigrants queuing for aid boxes distributed by the Raoued town hall in Tunis, Tunisia, 22 April 2020 | Photo: EPA/Mohamed Messara
African immigrants queuing for aid boxes distributed by the Raoued town hall in Tunis, Tunisia, 22 April 2020 | Photo: EPA/Mohamed Messara

The Tunisian government has launched an online platform to provide information and support to foreigners who are stranded in the country due to the coronavirus emergency, explicitly mentioning students, migrants and asylum seekers.

The Tunisian ministry for human rights, relations with constitutional bodies and civil society announced on April 28 that it has launched an online platform at www.aide-covid19.tn to help those who are stranded in Tunisia due to the coronavirus emergency and are in economic difficulty.

In a press release, the ministry expressly mentioned the categories of students, migrants, and asylum seekers.

A platform to seek assistance

"The electronic platform will allow people to send requests to receive assistance." It will also link interested parties with organizations that can help or represent them as well as passing on offers of donation and aid in kind and in cash "which could be provided by individuals or legal entities," read the government statement.

The website also aims to help in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic and to maintain connections with volunteer initiatives launched by civil society. In this context, the ministry highlighted the creation of a committee made up of representatives from the ministries of social affairs and higher education, as well as national and international organizations and civil society, to monitor the situation of some foreigners living in Tunisia.
 

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