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Refugees & IDPs in Libya


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Refugee trends JSON 
Number of Refugees in Libya over time
IDP trends JSON 
Number of internally displaced persons in Libya over time
IDP returnee ternds JSON 
Number of IDP returnee
* UNHCR is currently registering individuals of the following nationalities: Iraqi, Syrian, Palestinian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Yemeni
Registered Refugees and Asylum-Seekers by Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Sudan UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  40.2%
16,766
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  34.2%
14,262
Eritrea UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  11.1%
4,611
Palestine UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  5.9%
2,441
Somalia UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  3.7%
1,523
Ethiopia UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  2.2%
937
Iraq UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  1.5%
639
South Sudan UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  0.6%
250
Not Specified UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  0.3%
140
Yemen UNHCR 1 Oct 2021
  0.3%
112


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    Overview
    An estimated 911,000 people in Libya are in need of humanitarian assistance. Displaced populations, refugees and migrants are amongst the most vulnerable. Between April 2019 until June 2020 some 200,000 were displaced. The subsequent decrease in IDP numbers has been as a result of the ceasefire in October 2020. UNHCR's overall strategic objective in Libya is to enhance the protection environment and provide life-saving assistance to displaced populations, refugees, asylum-seekers, and their host communities. The outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020 raised new challenges to which the operation responded, by adjusting priorities and budgeting. UNHCR's priorities in Libya include providing life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable persons in need of international protection in detention centres and at disembarkation and ensuring their access to protection and solutions such as resettlement and family reunification.

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    Registered Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Libya * JSON 
    41,681
    Last updated 01 Oct 2021
    Source - UNHCR 
    Total IDPs in Libya JSON 
    212,593
    Last updated 30 Jun 2021
    Source - IOM 
    Total IDP Returnees (2016-2021) JSON 
    643,123
    Last updated 30 Jun 2021
    Source - IOM