Contribution to UNHCR's activities in Tunisia 2024

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Tunesien Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2024 End: 31.12.2024

Short Description:

Overall goal

This project aims at strengthening critical protection assistance and providing much needed humanitarian assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Tunisia.

Expected results

With UNHCRs proposed activities,

- refugees and asylum-seekers will have adequate temporary shelters and accommodation,

- child protection case management will be strengthened,

- refugees and asylum-seekers will receive multi-purpose cash assistance.

Target group / Beneficiaries

With the Austrian contribution, UNHCR will directly reach 800 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers with urgently needed humanitarian services.

Location: Tunisia


With the Austrian contribution, UNHCR will

- provide refugees and asylum seekers with dignified and safe temporary shelters as well as with basic services,

- strengthen child protection case management including identification, referencing, and continued support, especially for vulnerable unaccompanied and separated children,

- provide vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers with multipurpose cash assistance, specifically to cover their food, healthcare and other livelihood needs.


At the crossroads of migratory routes between Africa and Europe, Tunisia plays an increasingly significant role as a country of transit and destination for people forced to flee. In 2023, movement patterns to and through the country and wider region have increased in scale. As a matter of fact, Tunisia has become a major regional hub for displaced population movements. In this context, refugees and asylum-seekers, especially children and others who are particularly vulnerable, continue to experience challenges accessing protection, basic rights and covering their most pressing needs, such as shelter or food.

project number 2865-00/2023
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.