UNSG spokesperson ‘deeply concerned’ over migrants’ expulsion from Tunisia

Aug 1, 2023 | International actors

On 1 August, Farhan Haq, the deputy spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General, issued a statement expressing ‘deep concern over the expulsion of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from Tunisia to the borders with Libya and also Algeria’. Haq condemned the death and stranding of several people ‘in extremely dire conditions’, he reiterated UN calls for ‘an immediate end to these expulsions and the urgent relocation’ of the stranded migrants to safe locations. He added that ‘all migrants, refugees and asylum seekers must be protected and treated with dignity’.