The number of refugees and asylum seekers in Tunisia rose from 6,200 in 2019 to 6,500 in January 2021, according to Nejia Hafsia, an official at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR-Tunisia). An additional 1,600 individuals are awaiting a response to their request for asylum in Tunisia. According to Hafsia, the majority of these refugees and asylum seekers are from Côte d’Ivoire, Syria and Libya.