53% of migrants living in Tunisia have lost their jobs during general lockdown (IOM)
06/05/2020 11:11, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - About 53% of migrants have lost their jobs during the general lockdown period decreed in Tunisia.

According to the latest figures published by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Tunis Office, the rate of active migrants dropped to 11% against 64% before the general lockdown decreed in Tunisia to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The IOM indicated that it is endeavouring in co-ordination with the Tunisian authorities and municipalities to ensure a social and economic assistance to migrants living in Tunisia, pointing out that 39% of migrant workers with children have benefited from aids (54% of them are women and 46% men).

The average age of the recipients is estimated at 30, the same source added.

According to the IOM, since the beginning of the health crisis, 7,002 migrants throughout the country have benefited from assistance (food, meal vouchers, cleaning products and others).

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