Today, Wednesday, is the third day of protest in front of the UNHCR offices in Tunis. The protesting refugees from Choucha continue to stay and sleep in front of the offices to emphasize their demands. The 91 refugees, among them families and children, have now split up in two groups, as to be present at the front and the backdoor of the offices. This gives them the possibility that each UNHCR staff member going to work is being reminded that there is a great number of asylum seekers left without any prospects for their future. Luckily, there has not been any repression bothering the protest. A military convoy passed by in the night from tuesday to wednesday only requesting some information in a friendly manner. Not only journalists have been interested to learn about the protest and the demands, two politicians have visited the protest camp today inviting a delegation for a discussion. Although the protesters were turned down on tuesday by a UNHCR representative, who told the delegation of refugees that there will be no revision of their cases, they say that “WE ARE NOT LEAVING THE PLACE, NOT UNTIL OUR DEMANDS ARE MET”.
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Refugees in Choucha refugee-camp / Tunisia are protesting, aiming at scandalising their bad situation and urging the responsible UNHCR to listen to their demands.
The protesters are dependend on funding for groceries, to network with supporters and for publicity work, which would make the protest heard in a broader public. Your donations are very welcome to make the protest possible and to make it public. Also small amounts will help!
Please direct your donations to the following bank account:
Sparkasse der Stadt Berlin
Account number: 61 00 24 264
Bank code: 100 500 00