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Refugees in Libya

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Total IDPs in Libya JSON 
193,581
Last updated 31 Aug 2018
Source - IOM 
Total IDP Returnees (2016-2018) JSON 
382,222
Last updated 31 Aug 2018
Source - IOM 
Registered Refugees in Libya * JSON 
55,877
Last updated 30 Sep 2018
Source - UNHCR 
* UNHCR is currently registering individuals of 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 30 Sep 2018
  42.4%
23,687
Sudan UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  18.4%
10,300
Palestine UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  13.0%
7,277
Eritrea UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  12.3%
6,858
Somalia UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  5.7%
3,160
Iraq UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  5.6%
3,115
Ethiopia UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  2.0%
1,130
Others UNHCR 30 Sep 2018
  0.6%
350


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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (12 - 19 October 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (12 - 19 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5 - 12 October 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5 - 12 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (28 September - 5 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (12 - 19 October 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (12 - 19 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5 - 12 October 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5 - 12 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (28 September - 5 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, September 2018

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    Libya continues to be a 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 prote...
    Published: 1 October 2018 (19 days ago)
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    Libya: Registration - Fact sheet September 2018

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    Refugees and asylum-seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 30 September 2018
    Published: 1 October 2018 (19 days ago)
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, August 2018

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    Libya continues to be a 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 prote...
    Published: 2 September 2018 (1 month ago)
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    Libya: Registration - Fact sheet August 2018

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    Refugees and asylum-seekers registered by UNHCR in Libya as of 31 August 2018
    Published: 1 September 2018 (1 month ago)
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    Libya: Activities at Disembarkation - Monthly update, July 2018

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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: 5 August 2018 (2 months ago)
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    LIBYA: UNHCR Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees in 2017

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    UNHCR assistance to internally displaced persons and returnees in Libya in 2017
    Published: 17 January 2018 (9 months ago)
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    Libya: Reference Map

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    Libya: Reference map with UNHCR offices
    Published: 10 November 2017 (11 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 (11 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (12 - 19 October 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
    Published: 19 October 2018 (1 day ago)
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (12 - 19 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5 - 12 October 2018)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (5 - 12 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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    UNHCR Libya Flash Update (28 September - 5 October 2018) (Arabic)

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    UNHCR Libya operational update and Response dashboard
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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