Gims cancels its concert in Tunisia to protest against the “extreme distress” of migrants


Rapper Gims has announced the cancellation of his concert scheduled for August 11 in Tunisia, in Djerba, in order to protest against “unbearable distress” where the migrants trapped between Tunisia and Libya find themselves. “Children, women and men expelled from Tunisia to Libya live in inhuman conditions”wrote the rapper on Sunday July 30 on his Instagram account. “I cannot maintain my visit to Tunisia, scheduled for August 11”he adds. “I don’t know where the solutions are. But this extreme distress is unbearable”.

THURSDAY, the UN has asked of the “urgent solutions” to rescue the hundreds of refugees and migrants stranded for several weeks in dire conditions near Tunisia’s borders with Libya and Algeria.

Many of these African migrants were driven out of the Tunisian city of Sfax (Centre-Est), the main point of departure for illegal emigration to Europe, following clashes that claimed the life of a Tunisian on 3 July.

These people were transported and abandoned – according to NGOs – in inhospitable areas near Libya (East) and Algeria (West). These immigrants “are stuck in the desert, facing extreme heat and without access to shelter, food or water”alerted the UN agencies for refugees and migrants, noting that reports report deaths.

The World with AFP

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