Appeals & Response Plans
Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNHCR: New UNHCR evacuation of refugees from Libya to Italy, as Tripoli fighting continues. 12 Sep 2019
- WHO: WHO sends life-saving medical supplies throughout Libya. 10 Sep 2019
- UN News: Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya. 20 Aug 2019
Most read reports
- WHO: WHO sends life-saving medical supplies across Libya. 10 Sep 2019
- UNHCR: Libya: Registration Fact Sheet (August 2019). 16 Sep 2019
- UNHCR: Libya: Activities at Disembarkation, Monthly Update - August 2019. 16 Sep 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Resettlement Update #79 - Libya-Niger Situation. 16 Sep 2019
UNHCR provides assistance and protection to refugees and asylum seekers, including those identified in the context of mixed population flows. UNHCR also supports emergency preparedness efforts in case of a potential major influx.
UNHCR supports the Tunisian government’s continued efforts towards saving lives through rescue at sea, as well as its humanitarian response for permitting disembarkation in Tunisia.
The 26th round of DTM data collection in Libya took place between 13 June and 04 August 2019. DTM identified at least 655,144 migrants currently present in Libya who originated from more than 39 countries. Migrants were identified in all 100 municipalities, within 559 communities.
Throughout the reporting period, the armed conflict in South Tripoli which started on 04 April 2019 continued with substantial impact on the situation of migrants in and surrounding conflict-affected areas.
A total of 40,537 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and June 2019, 29 per cent less than the same period last year, when some 59,446 sea and land arrivals were reported, 60 per cent less than the 105,884 arrivals registered in 2017 and 85 per cent less than the 239,157 registered between January and June 2016.
A group of 98 vulnerable refugees have been today evacuated out of Libya to Italy, the third direct humanitarian evacuation to the country this year.
With Libya continuing to suffer under conflict, such evacuations are a lifeline for the most vulnerable refugees living in detention centres and urban areas, who are in dire need of safety and protection,
This report presents the findings of Round 26 of the mobility tracking component of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme in Libya, covering the reporting period 23 June until 04 August 2019.
Total number of IDPs
People in Need
Total number of returnees
Total number of migrants
Reached population through HRP activities (50% of targeted population)
Total reached population
• At least 90 civilians killed and more than 200 injured as a result of the violent clashes which escalated early August, including the air strike that targeted Murzuq area on 4 August.
• Over 16,700 individuals and 620 migrants have been displaced to adjacent municipalities. Around 600 individuals are currently hosted in seven collective shelters run by local authorities.
• Around 1,300 individuals have been displaced from Murzuq to Jufra and Benghazi in the East of Libya.
In an effort to inform cash-based interventions and better understand market dynamics in Libya, the Joint Market Monitoring Initiative (JMMI) was created by the Libya Cash Working Group (CWG) in June 2017. The initiative is guided by the CWG Markets Taskforce, led by REACH and supported by the CWG members. It is funded by OFDA and UNHCR.
Markets in key urban areas across Libya are assessed on a monthly basis. In each location, field teams record prices and availability of basic food and non-food items (NFI) sold in local shops and markets.
Since DTM’s last update on 20 August 2019, an additional 1,450 internally displaced families (approximately 7,250 individuals) were identified, bringing the total number of internally displaced persons from Murzuq to at least 3,340 families (approximately 16,700 individuals) since the beginning of August. Reportedly, at least 620 migrants have also been displaced, most of them from Niger, Mali, Chad and Nigeria.
Nigeria: Anguish, Poverty Confront Trafficking Survivors - End Detention in Shelters, Provide More Support
(Abuja) – Many survivors of sex and labor trafficking struggle with unaddressed health challenges, poverty, and abhorrent conditions upon their return to Nigeria. Nigerian authorities have failed to provide the assistance that survivors need to rebuild their lives and have unlawfully detained many of the already traumatized women and girls in shelters.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
119,925 new IDPs (23,985 families) since 4 April 2019
10,584 IDPs (1,960 families) provided with core relief items by UNHCR