Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 11, June - July 2017

Report
from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 Jul 2017 View Original

INTRODUCTION

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

This report is part of DTM’s effort to provide a comprehensive analytical report on Libya’s current migration profile. Designed in response to feedback provided in DTM’s feedback survey, this report is 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 issue will prioritise the timeliness of these reports.

Chapter 1 presents Libya’s comprehensive baseline on the number of migrants by nationality and location currently identified across the entire country. Based on DTM’s round 11 Mobility Tracking data which took place between May and June 2017 there are 390,198 migrants in Libya. This is recorded as a minor decrease of 1% from the number identified in the previous round. The majority of migrants continued to be located in the regions of Misrata, Tripoli and Almargeb; 54% 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 June and July with 5,316 migrants across 39 baladiya. In each report we try to highlight new findings and deeper analysis of the migration profile and characteristics in Libya. Libya continues to be not only a transit country for migrants willing to continue to Europe but also the final destination for 58% of migrants surveyed during the reporting period.

The variation of the choice of the country of final destination varies depending on the country of origin; Egyptian and Nigerian nationals are becoming more and more interested in staying in Libya rather than continuing to a European country.

On the other hand the proportion of Sudanese nationals who are willing to stay in Libya decreased from 66% in the last reporting period to 54%.

In terms of migration routes, Algeria is continuing to be a new pivotal route used by migrants especially Malian nationals recently coming to the country (80% of Malian nationals who came before less than 2 weeks prior to the date of interview reported passing through Algeria).

Chapter 3 presents the statistical findings on both the absolute and estimated number of arrival and departures from across 134 locations covered by DTM in 20 regions during the months of June to July. 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 by a regional analysis of Tobruk, Nalut, Al Kufra, Wadi Ashshati, Murzuq and Misrata. This chapter provides a 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.

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