Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Migrant Report: Round 19 | April 2018
The 19th round of data collection took place in April 2018. IOM identified 690,351 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in all the baladiyas, within 550 muhallas and originated from more than 41 countries.
As displayed in the maps on page 6-7, out of the total number of migrants identified, 645,659 individuals (94%) originate from 32 different African countries with 44,232 individuals (6%) from 9 Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The remaining 460 individuals were recorded with unknown/other country of origin.
The top 5 nationalities identified were Nigerien, Egyptian, Chadian, Sudanese and Ghanaian, together these nationalities account for up to 65% of Libya’s migrant population.
Out of the 645,659 individuals from Africa, 447,086 (69%) originate from Sub-Saharan countries and 198,573 individuals (31%) from North African countries.
Two-thirds of both African and Asian migrants were identified in Libya’s western mantikas, with the highest concentration in Tripoli and surrounding areas. Other identified African migrants were split between East and South (20% and 16% respectively), while the remaining Asian migrants were identified largely in the East (33% in the East, 1% in the South).