Tunisia’s food crisis will worsen without an IMF deal


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Francisco Serrano

Journalist and analyst specialized in North Africa



Jan. 25, 2023

Bottom Line:

In mid-January, nearly 100 trucks carrying tons of sugar, semolina, rice and cooking oil entered Tunisia through its southeastern land border. The convoy carried food donated by Libya’s Tripoli-based National Unity Government. Tunisia has faced structural food insecurity for several years now, but the problem is being compounded by a fragile financial situation, increased food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and political uncertainty. Because of the perilous social and economic situation, solving current food shortages will be key to stabilize the country. 

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