ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
OCTOBER 13, 2022
The United States continues to stand with the people of Tunisia as they grapple with a lingering economic crisis in their country and deal with food insecurity exacerbated by Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
Today in Tunis, we announced $60 million in new funding, which will provide rapid assistance to the most vulnerable Tunisians amid the wide range of economic shocks they face. Specifically, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide a $60 million grant to UNICEF to provide direct support to vulnerable families across Tunisia, including basic back-to-school costs. . This commitment complements ongoing U.S. programs that support Tunisian civil society and the private sector as Tunisians strive to build a prosperous and democratic future for all.
The United States has supported and will continue to support the people of Tunisia through our long-term partnership focused on deepening our security cooperation, protecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all and promoting long-term economic prosperity.