Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 10, April - May 2017

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 May 2017


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

This report is part of DTM’s effort to provide a comprehensive analytical report on Libya’s current migration profile. Designed in response to the feedback provided in DTM’s feedback survey, this report is a monthly compilation of DTM Libya’s multiple products. Each chapter is either a newly developed analysis or revised version of data previously published. The aim of this report is to provide partners with a single monthly document that consolidates DTM’s findings on migration in one document. As DTM refines it reporting templates the following issues will prioritise the timeliness and relevance of these reports.

Chapter 1 presents Libya’s comprehensive baseline on the number migrants by nationality and location currently identified across the entire country. Based on DTM’s round 10 Mobility Tracking data which took place between April and May 2017 there are 393,652 migrants in Libya. This is recorded as a 12% increase from the number identified in the previous round. The majority of migrants continue to be located in the regions of Misrata, Tripoli and Almargeb; 49% of them were reported to have arrived to Libya within six months of data collection.

To better gauge the profiles, routes and intentions of Libya’s migrant population, Chapter 2 presents an analysis into DTM’s Flow Monitoring surveys carried out in May with 1,215 migrants across 20 regions. This chapter articulates the reasons as to why individuals migrate to and through Libya, what their educational background and the labour status is, along with the most commonly used routes and migrants overall intentions.

Chapter 3 presents the statistical findings on both the absolute and estimated number of arrivals and departures from across 12 of Libya’s 22 regions during the months of April to May. This chapter quantifies the absolute and estimated daily observed arrivals and departures, by nationality, area of departure and intended country of destination. This chapter is complemented a regional analysis of Murzuq, Sebha, Misrata, Tobruk, Nalut and Alkufra. This chapter provides greater contextual understanding related to why migrants are transiting through these specific areas and provides greater evidence as to why certain routes are more frequently used over others.

The 4th and final chapter of this report presents IOM Libya’s latest Maritime Incident reports calculating the number of rescues at sea and the number fatalities.

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