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Food crisis looms over Tunisia

As food grows scarcer in Tunisia, more residents are growing upset at the government's inaction.
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TUNIS — A food crisis is looming over Tunisia, where markets are running out of several basic commodities amid the ongoing political crisis between the authority led by President Kais Saied and the political opposition.

As she shopped at a market in the northeastern Ben Arous governorate, Zainab, who declined to share her full name, told Al-Monitor, “Prices have skyrocketed. Most basic commodities that we use on a daily basis have run out. We can’t find sugar, tea, coffee, flour and other such items.”

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