Libya

Updates

DTM Libya Bi-weekly Displacement Event Tracker 5 April – 19 April 2017

Published on a bi-weekly basis, the Displacement Event Tracker reports on incidents related to IDPs, returnees and migrants, especially in regards to large population movement

DTM Libya Round 8 Mobility Tracking Report January – February 2017

The first two months of 2017 were characterized by continued dynamism in IDP and returnee mobility patterns in Libya as some small new displacements and

DTM Libya Bi-weekly Displacement Event Tracker 15 March – 28 March 2017

Published on a bi-weekly basis, the Displacement Event Tracker reports on incidents related to IDPs, returnees and migrants, especially in regards to large population movement

DTM Libya – Migrant Flow Monitoring Statistical Report Dec-Feb 2017

In 2017, DTM updated its data collection methodology for Flow Monitoring Point assessments to capture more detailed data on migrants at key entry, exit and

DTM Libya Mini-Migration Analysis – Regional Dynamics 2016-2017

DTM expanded its coverage between January and April 2016 to reach all areas of the country. It established a country-wide baseline by the third round

DTM Libya Rounds 1 to 7 Report – 2016 in Review

DTM Libya launched its first round of Mobility Tracking in January 2016. During 2016 DTM carried out 7 displacement tracking rounds concluding its last round

DTM Libya Bi-weekly Displacement Event Tracker 2 March – 15 March 2017

Published on a bi-weekly basis, the Displacement Event Tracker reports on incidents related to IDPs, returnees and migrants, especially in regards to large population movement

DTM Libya Bi-weekly Displacement Event Tracker 22 February – 1 March 2017

Published on a bi-weekly basis, the Displacement Event Tracker reports on incidents related to IDPs, returnees and migrants, especially in regards to large population movement

DTM Libya 2016 – Migration Profiles & Trends

This report presents a cumulative quantitative analysis of baseline data and migrant-focused DTM surveys carried out between the 12th of July and the 15th of

DTM Libya Flow Monitoring Statistical Report 4 (21 November – 11 December 2016)

This report includes the finding of the data collected trough 43 assessments conducted in Libya between 21 November and 11 December in 6 different FMPs.

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Background

In the context of the political instability that has prevailed since the uprising in Libya (October 2011) and culminated in the collapse of a fragile central authority accompanied by fragmentation and infighting among myriads of militias, with continued fighting since the mid-2014 escalations, estimates indicate that the number of Internally Displaced Per-sons (IDPs) in Libya has exceeded 400,000 individuals, some eight percent of the total population (HNO, September 2015). While the country struggles to achieve and maintain stability, thousands of migrants are also taking journeys to and through Libya in a desperate bid to seek a better life in Europe. These migrants are exposed to risks of being trafficked and exploited while traveling through dangerous routes in deserts and territories controlled by different armed groups, as well as dying during attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

However, there has been no standardized mechanism in place to verify and regularly update IDP and migrant numbers. Given that most humanitarian and international organizations operate remotely from Tunis since mid-July 2014 due to the deteriorating security situation, maintaining access to reliable and updated data on the humanitarian situation in Libya has been challenging.

For more information on IOM’s activities in Libya, please visit the IOM Libya country office website.

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