Program Updates | Tunisia

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Last updated: June 28, 2021

June 1, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) granted its first award directly to a Tunisian NGO in early March.  The $177,000 program, titled Let’s Talk about Religious Freedom, will be implemented by the Attalaki Association for Freedom and Equality.  

The activity will promote religious diversity through interfaith dialogues, start a social media campaign to raise awareness of religious freedom, and advocate for reforms that can improve freedom of religion in Tunisia.  

May 4, 2021

The SANAD program was launched six months ago to addresses small and medium businesses which were directly impacted by COVID-19, to help them maintain their activities, improve working conditions, as well as sustain jobs and create new jobs’ opportunities. United States government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with Baobab Tunisie to implemeting this program, which has already been able to provide financial support to more than 4,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

April 6, 2021

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Tunisia Donald Bloom, and Interim Minister of Youth and Sport Sihem Ayadi inaugurated the Kram Youth Center during a ceremony on April 5. The Kram youth center has been completely refurbished and equipped as part of the "MA3AN" program, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Family Health International (FHI360) in partnership with the Government of Tunisia. The center now provides Kram's young people with a multi-disciplinary sports field, a multipurpose auditorium, an IT lab and recording studio, as well as a civil society resource  center. These spaces will allow young people in the region to engage and integrate into civic, social and professional life and contribute positively to their communities’ development activities. They will also allow young people to practice sports and cultural activities.

March 17, 2021

The United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated Tunisian women in honor of International Women’s Day and recognized their substantial efforts to improve the socio-economic situation of the country.

February 23, 2021

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is donating to the Government of Tunisia $4 million of critical laboratory and case management equipment that will increase the capacity of hospitals across Tunisia in responding to COVID-19. Working in partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), the U.S. Government delivered the first of three shipments of vital equipment that will provide needed support to hospitals nationwide working to respond to the needs of patients suffering from COVID-19.