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Displaced population tracked by DTM in Libya
Latest IDP estimates (conflict) from IDMC
In Libya, IDMC GRID Dec 2017
Total population in Libya
As of 2015 World Bank
Middle East and North Africa


  • Administrative division with available number of displaced persons
  • Site assessed by DTM

A total of 63,000 individuals are reported to have returned to Sirte as of 19 April 2017. 150 IDP households were reported to have fled their homes due to clashes in Tamnhnt in the last two weeks.

In round 8 DTM Libya interviewed 1,192 key informants across 100 Baladiyas and 661 Muhallas. In total 294,436 IDPs were identified. 26% of these had been displaced during 2011—2014, 42% had been displaced in 2015 and 32% has been displaced in 2016.

In March 2017 DTM Libya identified 256,615 IDPs across 656 muhallas and 100 baladiyas. The main driver of displacement was for 96% of surveyed migrants the threat of general conflict and armed group presence.

This report is composed of a map indicating significant displacement related events in Tripoli, Sirte, Ras Lanuf and Benghazi.   

This report consists of a map indicating displacement events across Tripoli, Sirte, Nofaliya, Al Qatrun.

DTM was established in Libya in October 2015 to track the movement of IDPs, returnees and migrants. This report is an overview of DTM's mobility tracking activities in Libya accross all seven rounds of assessment.

During this reporting period IOM Libya conducted 8,306 interviews using simple random sampling across 10 different regions, some consisting of several Flow Monitoring Points.

 On 23 February heavy clashes broke out in Abu Slim in Tripoli. The clashes led to the displacement of 35 families.  2,755 individuals are reported to have returned to Sirte during the course of the last week.

This report presents a cumulative quantitative analysis of baseline data and migrant-focused DTM surveys carried out between the 12th of July and the 15th of December, 2016.

In Round 6, DTM Mobility Tracking located and identified 313,236 IDP individuals (62,322 households) currently present in 94 areas across the country.

DTM Libya's Mobility Tracking Report 5 has recorded a reduction in the number of IDPs present in Libya (Benghazi in particular). The number of returnees continues to increase, especially in Benghazi, Derna, Gwalesh and Kikla.

This dashboard illustrates the key findings from Libya's Mobility Tracking Report 5 . DTM identified 348,372 IDPs of which 51% were female and 49% were male. DTM also recorded 310,265 returnees: 196,100 from 2015 and 114,095 from 2016.

This map illustrates the main needs by area. During round 5, data was collected on the most important needs for IDPs in each type of settlement and location.

This map illustrates IDP shelter arrangements. 16% of IDP households stay in public or informal shelter arrangements. 84% of IDP households stay in private settings, either self-paid, paid by others, or hosted with relatives or non-relatives.

In Mobility Tracking Report 4, DTM identified 425,250 IDPs, 258,025 returnees and 264,014 migrants (findings on migrants may also include refugees) in Libya.

DTM assessed all accessible areas of Libya, covering 100 areas out of 104 (Harawa, Sirte, Al Jaghbub and Misratah were all reported as inaccessible). IDPs were identified across 95 areas, returnees were identified in 13 areas and migrants across 29 areas.

This assessment covered 99 areas and 470 locations. DTM identified 331,622 IDPs in 95/99 areas (within 440 locations). DTM interviewed over 800 key informants. In addition, 150,637 returnees have been identified in 19 areas. Displacement from Sirte has continued.

IDP assessments were completed in 91 out of 104 areas in Libya, identifying 88 IDP-hosting areas. 268,943 IDPs (53,740 IDP households) were identified in the 88 covered areas. 79% of identified IDPs were displaced during the last 18 months.


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