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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 Nov 2021
  40.5%
16,781
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  34.4%
14,228
Eritrea UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  10.9%
4,522
Palestine UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  5.7%
2,357
Somalia UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  3.4%
1,428
Ethiopia UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  2.3%
945
Iraq UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  1.5%
623
South Sudan UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  0.7%
273
Not Specified UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  0.3%
139
Yemen UNHCR 1 Nov 2021
  0.3%
108


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  • Overview
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    Registered Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Libya * JSON 
    41,404
    Last updated 01 Nov 2021
    Source - UNHCR 
    Total IDPs in Libya JSON 
    199,949
    Last updated 30 Sep 2021
    Source - IOM 
    Total IDP Returnees (2016-2021) JSON 
    648,317
    Last updated 30 Sep 2021
    Source - IOM