Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya IDP and Returnee Report: Mobility Tracking Round 40 (December 2021 - January 2022) [EN/AR]


Round 40 (December 2021-January 2022)


  • 168,011 IDPs in Libya

  • 47% reduction in IDPs since October 2020 ceasefire


  • 673,554 returnees in Libya

  • 19% increase in returnees since October 2020 ceasefire


This IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report presents the data and findings on internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees between December 2021 – January 2022, representing round 40 of the DTM Mobility Tracking in Libya.

Consistent with the trend observed throughout 2021, in this round of reporting, the numbers of IDPs within the country continued decreasing, with a parallel increase in the number of returnees.

As compared to 661,892 returnees identified in round 39, the number of those identified during round 40 increased to 673,554 individuals. This indicates a slight increase in the percentage of those returning (2%), accounting for a total increase of 19 per cent since October 2020 ceasefire in Libya.

Following the trend of returns to places of origin, the number of IDPs in Libya continued to decline during this round, with the total estimated number of IDPs decreasing from 179,047 in November 2021 to 168,011 by end of January 2022. This accounts for a 47 per cent reduction in the number of people internally displaced in Libya since the October 2020 ceasefire (when 316,415 individuals were reported as displaced).