As of 18 April, 550,680 migrants have fled violence in Libya. This figure includes 244,714 Third Country Nationals (TCNs). Migrants fleeing Libya entered Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Algeria, Chad, and Sudan. Some of them put their lives in great danger to reach the shores of Italy and Malta.
IOM and its partners have assisted 114,841 persons to return to their home country as of 18 April.
On 18 April, 5,390 people crossed the Libyan borders with Tunisia and Egypt.
As of 18 April, the total caseload in need of evacuation at the Libyan borders is estimated at 6,164 persons.
Thanks to recently confirmed donor support, IOM was able to rescue more than 2,000 people from Misrata. (Please see attached press briefing note)
Despite receiving funding for evacuations from Misrata, IOM has run out of funds to carry out its operations elsewhere in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Chad, and Niger, and continues to urgently seek further support to safely return migrants home.
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