January 13, 2018 / 6:36 PM / 10 days ago

Tunisia to spend extra $70 million on poor after protests

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will increase aid for poor families and needy people by 170 million dinars ($70.3 million), a minister said on Saturday after protests over austerity measures.

“This will concern about 250,000 families,” Mohamed Trabelsi, minister of social affairs, told reporters.

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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