Libya

Updates

Libya — Sabratha Flash Update 1 (12 October 2017)

Since 17th of September, Sabratha has witnessed clashes between armed groups leading to the initial displacement of 3,100 households (15,135 individuals) and up to 4,000

DTM Libya — Migrant Report Information Package 12 (July — August 2017)

In Round 12 DTM Libya’s Mobility Tracking identified 400,445 migrants across all 22 mantikas (regions) in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 519

Libya — Detention Centre Profile Generator (September 2017)

This file contains Libya detention centre profiles for Abusliem, Al Kufra, Benghazi al Wafiah, Gharyan al Hamra, Shahhat, Tajoura, Trig al Matar, Trig al Seka

DTM Libya Bi-weekly Displacement Event Tracker 3 September — 3 October 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

Maritime Update Libyan Coast, 7—21 September 2017

Between 7 and 21 September 2017, 2,741 persons were rescued and 7 bodies retrieved off the Libyan coast.

DTM Libya — Baladiya Profile Generator (September 2017)

This is an interactive profile generator that displays snapshots of each of Libya’s 100 baladiyas gathered through DTM Libya’s Mobility Tracking assessments. Basic multisectorial data

DTM Libya — IDP and Returnee Information Package (Round 12)

As of July 2017 DTM Libya interviewed 1,301 key informants across 100 Baladiyas and 657 Muhallas. A total of 217,022 IDPs were identified. The threat

Libya — Detention Centre Profiles (August 2017)

This file contains Libya detention centre profiles for Abusliem, Al Kufra, Benghazi al Wafiah, Gharyan al Hamra, Mitiga, Salah Aldin, Shahhat, Tajoura, Tobruk, Toukra, Trig

DTM Libya Bi-weekly Displacement Event Tracker 9 — 28 August 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 Report Information Package 11 (June — July 2017)

In Round 11 DTM Libya’s Mobility Tracking identified 390,198 migrants* across all 22 mantikas (regions) in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 517

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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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