|% Urban:||69.9 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||24.2 %|
|Official Language:||Arabic. French widely used but declining as English increases|
|Literacy Rate:||79 %|
|Life Expectancy:||73.8 yrs (111/236)|
|HDI Ranking:||95 / 189|
|% Christian:||0.2 %|
|% Evangelical:||0 %|
|% Largest Religion:||99.4 %|
|Least Reached People Groups:||12|
|% Unevangelized:||60 %|
|Persecution Ranking:||36 / 50|
The Arab Spring began in Tunisia (December 2010). The country had one of the most progressive and open societies in the Arab world, but Tunisians felt frustrated by high unemployment, corruption, political oppression, and poor living conditions. Protests led to government changes, and inspired similar protests across the whole Arab world. However, continued economic decline and unemployment, intensified from the impact of COVID, along with frustration over government corruption and ineffectiveness, led to more protests in 2021. In response, the President dissolved the government, appointed a new Prime Minister, and rewrote the constitution in ways that will give him more power. Pray that the travails of Tunisia might somehow draw people towards Christ.
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