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21 Feb 2018 description


  • Following the attempt of Tawergha IDP families to return to their homes from 1 February onwards, over 200 IDP families remained displaced to date (approximately 15 families in Hrawa and 187 families in Qararat al-Qataf), among them are at least 339 children. They have established two new settlements in the two locations as a sign of their determination to return home.

20 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

Rationale & Methodology

Abandoned Turkish company grounds serving as informal settlement for non-displaced households , Benghazi, taken by ACTED staff December 20th 2017 Benghazi is one of the most conflict-affected areas in Libya, ranked as a level six “catastrophic problem” in terms of severity of needs, matched only by Tripoli, according to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview.

20 Feb 2018 description

Published on a bi-weekly basis, the Displacement Event Tracker reports on incidents related to IDPs, returnees and migrants, especially in regards to large population movement updates.

19 Feb 2018 description


Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

16 Feb 2018 description

Key figures

  • 180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)

  • 46,730 registered refugees and asylum seekers in the State of Libya

  • 4,740 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

  • 150 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 (1,080 in 2017).

16 Feb 2018 description

Geneva/Munich (ICRC) – As Libya enters its eighth year of conflict, the humanitarian situation of the population is relentlessly deteriorating amid persistent armed conflict, violence and insecurity, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said today after a three-day visit to the country.

The ICRC has recently scaled up its operations in Libya, which has been engulfed in economic chaos, general lawlessness and armed groups vying for power since the revolution in 2011.

15 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Libya deplores the tragic truck accident near Bani Waleed, which left 19 refugees dead and 49 others injured on Wednesday, 14 February.

The smuggler's truck reportedly drove into a large hole in the road and lost its balance being heavily overloaded with 180 people on board. The smugglers were transporting the group from As Saddadah to Tarhuna. Many of the surviving refugees and migrants were recaptured by the smugglers after the accident and remain in an unknown location.

15 Feb 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland 5 February 2018

As delivered

Excellencies, colleagues,

Thank you all for joining our briefing today on the humanitarian situation in Libya. I welcome on the podium the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, and Mr. Patrick Youssef, Deputy Regional Director for Africa Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross. I also welcome Mr. Adel Shaltut, Chargé d’affaires at the Permanent Mission of the State of Libya to the United Nations in Geneva.

14 Feb 2018 description

Tripoli - At nearly 3:00am on 14 February, a truck accident occurred, leaving 19 people dead and 49 people injured near Bani Waleed in Libya. The migrants on board reported that 180 people were crammed into the truck's cargo containers. They also said that the smugglers' truck crashed when it drove into a large hole in the road; overloaded with people, it became unbalanced. Out of the total migrants involved, approximately 138 were Eritrean, while the remaining were Somali and Ethiopian.

09 Feb 2018 description

Key figures

  • 180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)

  • 46,730 registered refugees and asylum seekers in the State of Libya

  • 4,733 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

  • 121 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 (1,080 in 2017)

07 Feb 2018 description


  • On 1 February, families from the east, south and west of Libya attempted to return to Tawergha following the signing of a decree on 26 December 2017 by the Presidency Council (PC)which indicated the start date for the return process. Upon attempting to return, people were blocked from entering Tawergha by armed groups apparently opposing return.

  • As of 6 February, over 1,000 families currently in tented settlements in three different locations.

06 Feb 2018 description


Since mid-2014, fighting in populated areas continues across Libya, leading to civilian casualties, damage to civilian infrastructure and displacement. In the last 12 months, an estimated 1.62 million people¹ have been directly affected. According to the latest UN and partners’ needs analysis, 1.1 million people, of whom 378,000 are children and 307,000 are women of reproductive age (15-49), require life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection.

05 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent continued to help those most in need in Libya.

We distributed aid in the form of food and essential household items such as mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans, buckets, diapers and hygiene kits. Our teams provided medical supplies to hospitals and health-care facilities, and supported patients with physical disabilities.

Highlights of our work in Libya

  • 280,000 displaced, returnees, and vulnerable residents received food distributed in 36 locations

04 Feb 2018 description

Key figures

180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)

46,730 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

4,439 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

1,080 monitoring visits to detention centres in 2017 (91 in 2018)

1,428 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention since 2017 (316 in 2018)

02 Feb 2018 description

Key Figures

562,329 people of concern
46,730 registered refugees & asylum-seekers
180,937* internally displaced persons
334,662* IDP returnees

02 Feb 2018 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe.UNHCR's interventions 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. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

31 Jan 2018 description

Foreword by the Executive Director

Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, and the right to give birth safely and live free from violence.

Yet every day, millions of women and girls whose lives have been upended by wars, conflicts or natural disasters are denied these rights. When we speak of leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first, there can be no more compelling example of exactly whom we are speaking about.