Tunisia expels hundreds of migrants

2023-09-19 11:38:26
Tunisia expels hundreds of migrants

Tunisian security forces evicted around 500 sub-Saharan African migrants from a square in central SFAX (central-eastern Tunisia) after they were driven from their homes in early July, a non-governmental organization said.

According to the NGO, the migrants dispersed in small groups to the countryside and other cities.

Since Saturday, authorities have been waging a massive security campaign against illegal migrants, most of whom are from sub-Saharan Africa. They said they arrested nearly 200 sub-Saharan migrants who were preparing to make an illegal crossing to European shores.

Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants lost their jobs and homes in Tunisia after President Kais Saied's February speech on illegal immigration. The attacks were recorded and their embassy had to send back several thousand.

In early July, hundreds more people were expelled from the city of SFAX and deported by Tunisian security forces, especially to the Libyan desert border area, where at least 27 people were killed and 73 disappeared.

(Source: Agencies)


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