UNHCR Resettlement Update #86 - Libya-Niger Situation
Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya
As of 11 November 2019, a total of 45,215 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 2,351 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.
Evacuation from Libya
Since the start of the evacuation operation from Libya in late 2017, a total of 4,252 persons have been evacuated to Niger (2,913), Italy (808) and the ETC in Romania (531). There are 870 evacuees from Libya now remaining in Niger, including 135 unaccompanied children. Since September 2019, an additional 189 individuals have been evacuated from Libya to Rwanda.
UNHCR processes following groups for resettlement in Libya and Niger
- Group 1: Individuals fully processed by both UNHCR and resettlement Statesin Libya, who will depart directly from Libya on resettlement.
- Group 2: Individuals fully processed by UNHCR in Libya, who are evacuated to ETM Niger for interviews by resettlement States and depart from Niger.
- Group 3: Individuals evacuated to Niger for full processing by UNHCR in Niger and for interviews by resettlement State / departures from Niger.
- Group 4: Individuals registered as refugees in Niger, fully processed by UNHCR Niger for interviews by resettlement States / departures from Niger.
For statistical reporting, information on resettlement for Groups 2 and 3 have been combined under “resettlement of evacuees from Libya.”