Operation: Opération: Libya



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Key Figures

2018 planning figures
100% of reception conditions will meet minimum standards
100% of people with disabilities will receive services for their specific needs
100% of refugees identified for resettlement will have their cases submitted for resettlement
100% of the identified and accessed detention conditions will meet minimum standards
100% of refugees identified at the disembarkation points, detention centres and in the CDCs will have access to primary health care
100% of refugees identified at the disembarkation points, detention centres and in the CDCs will have sufficient  basic and domestic items 
2016 end-year results
8,300 refugee households received core relief items or cash assistance
5,200 IDP households received core relief items or cash assistance
825 visits conducted to detention facilities by UNHCR and partners
578 individuals were released from detention centres following UNHCR and partners’ interventions
16 capacity-building events and trainings on refugee protection were organized for international and national NGOs and Libyan authorities

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2016 662,897
2015 471,653
2014 399,935


[["Refugees",9310],["Asylum-seekers",29237],["IDPs",174510],["Returned IDPs",449840]]
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Year-end Overview

Plan Overview

Working environment

Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy. The direct humanitarian impact has been that hundreds of thousands of people across the country are now suffering, living in unsafe conditions, with little or no access to life-saving health care, essential medicines, food, safe drinking water, shelter and education. A total of 1.3 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Close to 43,000 refugees and asylum-seekers are registered with UNHCR, being part of the estimated 100,000 people in need of international protection. In addition, there are some 226,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and 267,000 IDP returnees.
UNHCR has scaled up its response to meet the increasing humanitarian needs of refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs, returnees and host communities in a comprehensive manner.
As a vital part of its response, UNHCR will continue to coordinate with Libyan authorities, UN sister agencies, non-governmental organizations and Libyan civil society organizations and will continue to lead the Protection Sector, the Shelter/NFI Sector and Cash & Market Working Group and co-lead, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Mixed Migration Working Group (MMWG).

Key priorities

In 2018, UNHCR will focus on:
  • Identifying and documenting people in need of international protection, providing life-saving assistance and seek solutions for the most vulnerable, whether at disembarkation points, detention facilities or in urban areas, in line with UNHCR’s comprehensive regional strategy to mitigate protection risks along main migratory routes;
  • Providing assistance to IDPs, returnees and host communities, through community-level quick impact projects and the delivery of cash and in-kind assistance;
  • Engaging with Libyan authorities to promote the progressive development of a national protection framework; advocate for alternatives to detention; and support measures to prevent sexual and gender-based violence;
  • Strengthening communication with communities through expanded partnerships and mass information campaigns to highlight the risks along the Central Mediterranean route.