Fixing the humanitarian system

The humanitarian sector is stretched to the limit. It is struggling to meet the growing demands posed by the changing nature of conflict, the changing nature of disasters and the protracted nature of crises. The prospects for the future are no better, with 125 million people currently requiring humanitarian assistance and 60 million being displaced.

Young people and smuggling in the Kasserine region of Tunisia

This report sheds light on the experiences of young smugglers in the marginalised Kasserine region of Tunisia, at a time when the country is facing heightened security concerns, political uncertainty and large-scale unemployment. It is based on the findings of over 20 interviews with young people aged between 18 and 34, including women engaged in the ‘suitcase trade’ (hiding items in their suitcases when crossing the border). It highlights the complex socio-economic and political relationships they enter through involvement in border economies.