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20 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

Civilians continue to be impacted by conflict, insecurity, political instability and collapsing economy. An estimated 1.3 million people require humanitarian assistance. There are periodic escalations of armed conflict, which increase the humanitarian needs.

Although IS no longer holds significant territory in Libya, the humanitarian situation, economic conditions, and governance vacuum pose a continued risk of resurgence.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

17 Oct 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

BACKGROUND

Between 17 September and 6 October 2017, fighting between rival armed groups in the Libyan city of Sabratha led to the rapid displacement of 2,350 host community households (11,350 individuals) to surrounding cities and towns. Though active hostilities in Sabratha have subsided and many internally displaced persons (IDPs) have opted to return, the atmosphere remains tense, and others have chosen to remain temporarily in their areas of displacement as they assess the situation.

17 Oct 2017 description

Sabratha – In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratah, IOM, the UN Migration Agency is providing support to more than 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps and now transferred to Zuwara and an assembly point in Sabratha.

17 Oct 2017 description

BACKGROUND

In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, more than 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred either to Zwara or an assembly point in Sabratha. From where, the Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) has been transferring the migrants to different detention centres throughout Tripoli area, including Trig al Seka, Ghariyan (south of Tripoli), Tajoura and Trig al Matar.

16 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

108,764 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

14,500 estimated refugees and migrants in Sabratha and surrounding areas

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

16 Oct 2017 description

In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, at least 4,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, were transferred to a hangar in the city’s Dahman area. An additional around 1,000 migrants reached Zwara on foot coming from Sabratha and are currently detained in Zwara. The Directorate for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM) is transferring migrants from Sabratha and Zwara to different detention centres throughout the region, including Trig al Seka, Ghariyan, Tajoura and Trig al Matar.

13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

10,000 estimate of refugees and migrants in Sabratha and surrounding areas.

43,133 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

107,759 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

107,982 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

Population Movements

13 Oct 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.

12 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

10,000 estimate of refugees and migrants in Sabratha and surrounding areas.

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

107,759 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Highlights

12 Oct 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Context

Libya has experienced several waves of conflict since 2011, renewed nationwide in 2014 and periodically in several regions, that affected millions of people, both displaced and non-displaced. In response to a lack of recent data on the humanitarian situation in Libya, REACH conducted two rounds of multi-sector data collection in June and August to provide timely information on the needs and vulnerabilities of affected populations.

12 Oct 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Context

Libya has experienced several waves of conflict since 2011, renewed nationwide in 2014 and periodically in several regions, that affected millions of people, both displaced and non-displaced. In response to a lack of recent data on the humanitarian situation in Libya, REACH conducted two rounds of multi-sector data collection in June and August to provide timely information on the needs and vulnerabilities of affected populations.

11 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

  • 217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

  • 106,488 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Highlights

11 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank
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Signs of Economic Recovery in Middle East and North Africa But Growth Still Impacted by Instability

New World Bank report identifies factors influencing the region’s medium to long term growth