Although Tunisia is undergoing a transition to democratic governance in the wake of the 14th of January 2011 events, some humanitarian issues remain a challenge and have yet to be resolved. A permanent source of tension is the gap between strong migration pressure and limited legal migration channels. Tunisia has also rapidly become a migration and transit country, with migrants coming mainly from the Maghreb and from Sub-Saharan Africa whose aim is to reach Europe through irregular migration from the Tunisian coasts.

Tunisia is also prone to natural disasters, particularly floods, earthquakes and droughts. During the past few years, different regions of Tunisia have been suffering from floods due to several reasons; some of them are natural and others are urban.

OCHA ROMENA has been working with the UN Country Team and the government to support and provide its technical expertise on emergency preparedness activities such as contingency planning and the Minimum Preparedness Actions (MPA), a tool that helps identify preparedness gaps in the country and ways to address them.

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