“Basic assistance needs and essential services”

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

This project aims at creating adequate reception conditions, a favorable protection environment for those who are under the mandate of UNHCR and provides them with basic needs assistance. The Tunisian Refugee Council (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 strong coordination with institutional actors and civil society.

Funded by

UNHCR Country Office Tunisia

Duration

January 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2021

Number of refugees and asylum seekers

9374

Project statement

This project aims at creating adequate reception conditions, a favorable protection environment for those who are under the mandate of UNHCR and provides them with basic needs assistance. The Tunisian Refugee Council (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 strong coordination with institutional actors and civil society.

These activities will the following fields:

  • Reception, profiling and recording of persons seeking asylum
  • Protection
  • Both cash and non-cash assistance
  • Access to temporary shelter and other accommodation
  • Access to health services
  • Access to education
  • Case management for persons at heightened risk including persons with specific needs, child protection, SGBV and LGBTI
  • Community mobilization and outreach activities
  • Advocacy with central and regional authorities for inclusion of POCs in public services

Impact

The intended impact of 2021 interventions is to provide basic needs assistance and strengthen the protection environment for refugees and asylum seekers 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 SOP
  • Cash: exceptional cash assistance according 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
  • Distribution: core relief items distribution to PoCs and new arrivals at the dormitory
  • Case management
  • SGBV, Child protection, and community support

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