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25 Aug 2017 description

Key figures

226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,343 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

98,000 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Population movements

10 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 226,164 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

  • 267,002 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 42,346 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

  • 95,088 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

FUNDING

USD 75.5 million required for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017

POPULATION MOVEMENTS

31 Jul 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for May -June.

21 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

240,188 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

249,298 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,028 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

93,213 persons arriving in Italy by sea so far in 2017

FUNDING

USD 75.5 million required for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017

OPERATION UPDATE

13 Jul 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is a comprehensive presentation of data on migration patterns across Libya gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for April-May.

03 Jul 2017 description
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Executive Summary

Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals.

A study of mixed refugee and migrant flows by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found that around half of those travelling to Libya do so believing they can find jobs there, but end up fleeing onwards to Europe to escape life-threatening insecurity, instability, difficult economic conditions plus widespread exploitation and abuse.

17 Jun 2017 description

Libya - The UN Migration Agency (IOM), on Thursday with representatives of UNHCR briefed members of the UN’s Libya country team on the ongoing efforts to rescue what are believed to be up to 200 victims of kidnapping and torture in Libya.

15 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) is deeply concerned by the situation of approximately 260 Somali and Ethiopian migrants and refugees, including many children, held captive by smugglers and/or criminal gangs in Libya. In a video posted on Facebook on 9 June, hundreds of emaciated and abused Somalis and Ethiopians are seen huddled fearfully in a concrete room. Other nationalities may also be present.

15 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

256,615 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

227,866 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

41,319 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

65,342 persons arriving in Italy by sea so far in 20172

1,605 sea rescue/hygiene kits distributed so far in 2017

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

10 Mar 2017 description

The UK’s aid response to irregular migration in the central Mediterranean

UK aid interventions designed to address irregular migration through the central Mediterranean are currently some distance from making a measurable impact, a new review has found. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) – which scrutinises taxpayer-funded UK aid – also warned that there is a risk that some programmes supported by UK aid in the region could cause unintended harm to vulnerable migrants.