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Refugees in Libya

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Total IDPs in Libya JSON 
192,762
Last updated 30 Nov 2017
Source - IOM 
Total IDP Returnees (2016-2017) JSON 
316,971
Last updated 30 Nov 2017
Source - IOM 
Registered Refugees in Libya * JSON 
45,125
Last updated 31 Dec 2017
Source - UNHCR 
* UNHCR is currently registering individuals from the following nationalities: Iraqi, Syrian, Palestinian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali, Sudanese
Registered Refugees by Origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  49.1%
22,154
Palestine UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  15.5%
6,976
Eritrea UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  11.4%
5,144
Sudan UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  9.5%
4,288
Iraq UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  6.9%
3,111
Somalia UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  5.3%
2,396
Ethiopia UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  1.7%
772
Others UNHCR 31 Dec 2017
  0.6%
284


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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5-12 January 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 12 January 2018 (4 days ago)
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    LIBYA: UNHCR Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees (31 December 2017)

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    UNHCR assistance to internally displaced persons and returnees in Libya in 2017
    Published: 9 January 2018 (7 days ago)
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, December 2017

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    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 an...
    Published: 8 January 2018 (8 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (29 Dec. 2017 - 5 Jan. 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 5 January 2018 (11 days ago)
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    Libya: Registration - Fact sheet December 2017

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    Refugees and Asylum Seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 31 December 2017
    Published: 3 January 2018 (13 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 January 2018 (6 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5-12 January 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 12 January 2018 (4 days ago)
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, December 2017

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    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 an...
    Published: 8 January 2018 (8 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 January 2018 (6 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (29 Dec. 2017 - 5 Jan. 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 5 January 2018 (11 days ago)
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    Libya: Registration - Fact sheet December 2017

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    Refugees and Asylum Seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 31 December 2017
    Published: 3 January 2018 (13 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update - 2017 Highlights

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 28 December 2017 (19 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 January 2018 (6 days ago)
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, December 2017

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    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 an...
    Published: 8 January 2018 (8 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 January 2018 (6 days ago)
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    Libya: Registration - Fact sheet December 2017

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    Refugees and Asylum Seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 31 December 2017
    Published: 3 January 2018 (13 days ago)
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  • Libya: Registration - Fact sheet November 2017

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    Refugees and Asylum Seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 30 November 2017
    Published: 1 December 2017 (1 month ago)
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, November 2017

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    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 a...
    Published: 1 December 2017 (1 month ago)
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  • Libya: Registration - Fact sheet October 2017

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    Refugees and Asylum Seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 31 October 2017
    Published: 2 November 2017 (2 months ago)
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    LIBYA: UNHCR Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees (31 December 2017)

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    UNHCR assistance to internally displaced persons and returnees in Libya in 2017
    Published: 9 January 2018 (7 days ago)
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    Libya: Reference Map

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    Libya: Reference map with UNHCR offices
    Published: 10 November 2017 (2 months ago)
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  • Libya: UNHCR Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees (as of 8 November 2017)

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    UNHCR and partners provide basic assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returned IDPs in Libya. So far in 2017, 4,792 displaced or returned families received non-food items and another ...
    Published: 8 November 2017 (2 months ago)
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    Libya: Disembarkation points

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    UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services, rescue kits and rehabilitation of WASH facilities at six disembarkation points, in Azzawya, Tripoli (3), Tajoura (Al Ha...
    Published: 27 September 2017 (3 months ago)
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    Libya: Detention centres (September 2017)

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    Libya: Active official detention centres as of 21 September 2017
    Published: 27 September 2017 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5-12 January 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 12 January 2018 (4 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (29 Dec. 2017 - 5 Jan. 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 5 January 2018 (11 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update - 2017 Highlights

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 28 December 2017 (19 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 January 2018 (6 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (15-23 December 2017)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 22 December 2017 (25 days ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (9-15 December 2017)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update
    Published: 15 December 2017 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR welcomes Libya’s transit facility to expedite third country solutions for vulnerable refugees

    http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/11/5a1edc7c4/unhcr-welcomes-libyas-transit-facility-expedite-third-country-solutions.html, 29 Nov 2017

    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a “transit and departure facility” in Tripoli for people in need of international protection. Read more

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    News Comment by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR’s Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, on the first evacuation of refugees from Libya to Niger

    http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/11/5a07289f4/news-comment-vincent-cochetel-unhcrs-special-envoy-central-mediterranean.html, 11 Nov 2017

    “I’m pleased to announce that a first group of 25 extremely vulnerable refugees were evacuated today, Saturday 11 November, from Libya to Niger by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Read more

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    UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

    http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/9/59b7b0c24/unhcr-steps-efforts-towards-alternatives-detention-libya-solutions-vulnerable.html, 12 Sep 2017

    Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions for ransom. Read more

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    Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the Paris meeting of 28 August

    http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/8/59a50c614/statement-filippo-grandi-un-high-commissioner-refugees-paris-meeting-28.html, 28 Aug 2017

    “UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes commitments made today at the Paris meeting on migration and asylum. Read more