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31 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

55,088 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

19,720 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

871 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

25 May 2018 description

Key figures:

184,612 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

368,583 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - March 2018)

52,031 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

10,763 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

547 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,273 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (including for evacuations)

1,609 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

25 May 2018 description

Humanitarian response to the needs of individuals escaping smugglers and traffickers in Bani Walid

In the night of Wednesday to Thursday, 23-24 May 2018, approximately 140 individuals from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia managed to escape captivity from the notorious trafficker Mousa Diab in Bani Walid.

01 May 2018 description

Mixed Migration Working Group members respond to a humanitarian emergency concerning 800 refugees and migrants detained in the Zwara detention centre.

23 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 118,853 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 1,034 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 1,222 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention

Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017

Highlights

15 Dec 2017 description

Key figures

  • 199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 117,979 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 987 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 1,024 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention

  • Funding USD 77.2 M requested in 2017

Highlights

16 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

204,458 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

301,988 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,608 registered refugees and asylum seekers in Libya

114,309 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

USD 77.2M Funding requested in 2017

Highlights

10 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

204,458
Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

301,988
returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,608
registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

114,112
persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M
requested in 2017

Highlights

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.

27 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

110,616 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

06 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

  • 217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

  • 278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 43,133 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

106,459 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Population Movements

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

08 Oct 2012 description

In September, UNHCR Libya renewed the documents of 170 refugees and asylum seekers. With the closure of Al Wafa’s Office in Gargarish, renewal activities are now taking place in UNHCR’s office. In terms of voluntary repatriation, 12 family and 2 individuals requested assistance to return to Iraq. In September, UNHCR conducted a number of monitoring visits to assess protection needs of persons of concern in detention centres in Libya (see box on the right). Furthermore the office in Tripoli set up an information telephone hot-line for refugees and asylum seekers.