Mobile application improves demolition waste collection in Tunisia

The Ministry of the Environment plans to launch a downloadable application on smartphones to report the anarchic dumping of demolition waste in Tunisia. In 2017, there were more than 290 demolition waste dumps throughout the country. The RE-MED project was launched last October and piloted by Cerema (Centre for studies and expertise on risks, environment, mobility and development). This project covers four Mediterranean countries, namely France, Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon. The RE-MED project will experiment with technologies to transform construction and demolition waste into a resource for building and maintaining…

Migrant arrivals in Italy up 180% in October (FTDES)

Migrant arrivals from Tunisia in Italy have sored significantly this year, FTDES said in a report. The number of undocumented migrants rose 180% compared to the same period last year. 1,328 undocumented migrants arrived in Italy from Tunisia in October 2020 — compared to 381 in October 2019,  the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES) reported recently. The number of undocumented migrants who reached Italy rose 180%. The report said the number of intercepted crossings from Tunisia also increased over the past few years: from 14 in October 2018…