“Assistance for basic needs and essential services”

In partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), implementation of the project « Assistance for basic needs and essential services»

The Tunisian Refugee Council will henceforth ensure activities relating to non-cash assistance for the most vulnerable and high-risk categories, such as the protection of minors, SGBV and LGBTI, the elderly and persons with impairements. It will also continue case management and community mobilisation activities and the provision of individual psychological support to refugees and asylum seekers.

Funded by :

UNHCR Country Office Tunisia


January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020

Number of refugees and asylum seekers


Project statement

Intending to strengthen the overall protection environment for refugees and asylum seekers of all nationalities living in Tunisia, this project aims at creating adequate reception conditions and creating a favorable protection environment for those who are under the mandate of UNHCR.

CTR will implement actions based on a participatory and inclusive approach that promotes the integration of refugees and asylum seekers in the host community and consists of deep coordination with institutional actors and civil society.

These activities will include seven fields: reception, protection, both financial and non-financial assistance, accommodation, health, education and community mobilization.


CTR will focus on implementing activities under the following components:

  • Profiling in the southern region of persons involved in mixed migration movement
  • Reception in the northern region of new arrivals
  • Providing assistance cash and non-cash to persons with specific needs 
  • Access to public healthcare
  • Access to education and professional training for minors
  • Access to a temporary shelter and other accommodation
  • Management of warehouse
  • Basic needs and core relief  items (CRIs)
  • Case management for persons with specific needs and vulnerable PoCs with high and medium risk levels including child protection and survivors of SGBV. 
  • Community support and outreach activities
  • Advocacy with central and regional authorities


The intended impact of 2020 interventions is to strengthen the protection environment for refugees in Tunisia following the Protection Response Framework of UNHCR and partners in Tunisia. 

- Education: Facilitate the enrolment/monitoring in schools and identification of potential children for enrolment

-   Health: Facilitate the access of PoCs to public hospitals and refund medical fees according to the Health's SOP

-    Cash: exceptional cash assistance to the most vulnerable

-    Profiling and reception of new arrivals

Shelter: Ensure proper maintenance and management of the dormitories and rented apartments within the country in coordination with the relevant authorities

-     Warehouse management

-      Core relief items:  distribution of CRIs to PoCs and new arrivals at the dormitory

-      Case management

-      SGBV, Child protection, and community support

  • Profiling of new arrivals by sea and pre-registration
  • Assistance to persons with specific needs
  • Access to public healthcare
  • Access to primary and secondary education and professional training
  • Access to a temporary shelter
  • Basic needs and domestic items
  • Community mobilization
  • Case management 

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