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Tunisian government plans social reforms after week of unrest

Increased aid to the poor and improved healthcare designed to stem a wave of protests which saw hundreds arrested

Tunisia’s government plans to increase aid to the poor and improve healthcare following a week of unrest triggered by austerity measures.

The social affairs minister, Mohamed Trabelsi, announced on Saturday monthly aid to needy families would rise from 150 dinars (£45) to between 180 and 210 dinars.

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