Lo spirito di Assisi

Prayer for Migrants Who Have Died in Tunisia

11 Marzo 2023

Early this week, 54 people were rescued and 14 died when two boats sank off the coast of Tunisia. According to the National Guard, the migrants were from sub-Saharan Africa. On February 21, the Tunisian President Kais Saied said that migration from sub-Saharan Africa aimed to change Tunisia’s national identity and the National Party has led a campaign calling for the expulsion of immigrants to initiate demographic change in the country. These remarks have been condemned by advocacy groups describing them as a racist backlash.