Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 12, July - August 2017

from International Organization for Migration
Published on 31 Aug 2017


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

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 12 Mobility Tracking data which took place between June and July 2017 there are 400,445 migrants in Libya. This is recorded as a minor increase of 2.6% from the number identified in the previous round. The majority of migrants continued to be located in the regions of Misrata, Tripoli and Almargeb; 52% of them were reported to have arrived to Libya within six months of data collection.

Chapter 2 of this report provides an refined analysis on the African migrants in Libya. Chapter 2 aims to deliver greater analysis into the dynamics and areas where African migrants are found in comparison to other nationalities. The Chapter presents detailed data on where African migrants are located and insight into the reasons why they are located in these stated areas.

Using random sampling, a sample of 4,251 migrants have been chosen to participate in the Flow Monitoring profiling surveys during August. The data collected was analysed in Chapter 3. To give more comprehensive analysis the data was also disaggregated by nationality and the top 6 nationalities present among the sample surveyed was brought out in several interesting analysis.

Chapter 4 presents the statistical findings on both the absolute and estimated number of arrival and departures from across 135 locations covered by DTM in 19 regions during August. 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 Al Kufra, Nalut,
Misrata, Ejdabia, Wadi Ashshati and Murzuq. 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.

Chapter 5 presents IOM Libya’s latest Maritime Incident reports.

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