Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 18 | March 2018
The 18th round data colection took place in March 2018. IOM identified 662,248 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas, within 551 muhallas and originated from 38 countries.
As displayed in the maps on page 6-7, out of the total number of migrants identified, 618,629 individuals (93%) originate from 29 different African countries with 43,112 individuals (7%) from Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The remaining 507 individuals did not disclose a country of origin.
The top 5 nationalities identified were Nigerien, Egyptian, Chadian,
Sudanese and Ghanaian, together these nationalities account for up to 64% of Libya’s migrant population.
Out of the 618,629 individuals from Africa, 430,371 (70%) originate from Sub-Saharan countries and 188,258 individuals (30%) from North African countries. The majority of Sub-Saharan migrants (70%) were identified in Libya’s Western mantikas, 19% in the Southern mantikas and the remaining 11% in the Eastern mantikas. 67% of the individuals originating from Asia and the Middle East were identified in the western region and 32% in the east. the remaining 1% were identified in the south.
To strengthen the data collection process and continue to obtain accurate numbers, DTM will periodically run additional data verification exercises with implementing partners.