99 illegal immigration attempts thwarted in Tunisia in one week

99 attempts by illegal immigrants to cross the Mediterranean to Italy were thwarted in Tunisia in one week, the Tunisian National Guard said on Monday. The Tunisian coastguard foiled these illegal immigration attempts off the country’s coast and rescued 2,469 illegal immigrants between 28 January and 3 February, the National Guard said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. Among the illegal immigrants rescued were 2,064 people of various African nationalities and 405 Tunisian nationals, the statement added. TunisianMonitorOnline

5th Mediterranean Water Forum held in Tunisia

The fifth Mediterranean Water Forum opened on Monday in Tunis, TAP reported. Placed under the theme “Together for shared water sobriety”, this three-day forum aims to strengthen cooperation and the exchange of know-how and experience in the field of water management in the Mediterranean, while addressing the region’s current challenges, notably climate change. The forum also aims to provide a platform for Mediterranean countries and organisations to express their views, focusing on local needs and identifying best practices and technologies to address the region’s water security challenges. The event seeks…