Tunisia's president Béji Caïd Essebsi declared a state of emergency in the country one week after the terrorist attack in Sousse that killed 38 tourists.
This declaration was made in a very tense context. In just a few months time two murderous attacks (at the Bardo Museum and in Sousse), killing a total of 59 tourists, have been claimed by ISIS. Through these attacks, terrorism attacks a sector that is essential to the economic activity of Tunisia, which represents close to 400,000 jobs both directly and indirectly as well as an important source of revenue. The Minister of Tourism Selma Elloumi Rekik evaluates the economic impact of the last attack at around 450 million euros.
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