Operation: Opération: Libya



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
8,000 internally displaced families will receive core relief items
8,000 refugee families will receive core relief items or cash grants
6,000 new people of concern will be registered
50 border guards and government officials will be trained on refugee protection
20 advocacy interventions will be conducted to promote alternatives to detention and prevent arbitrary detention
2015 end-year results
2,800 refugees with compelling protection concerns received direct cash assistance
1,000 households received core relief items
17,676 people of concern were provided with primary health care or referred for care by a UNHCR partner
76,103 IDPs (17% of total IDP population) received direct humanitarian assistance in the form of basic and domestic items

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2015 471,653
2014 399,935
2013 91,098


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Year-end Overview


Four years after the revolution, Libya continues to navigate a tumultuous transition period characterized by deep political divisions, heavy fighting, and rising insecurity and criminality.
There are some 37,000 registered asylum-seekers and refugees in Libya, originating mostly from Eritrea, Iraq, Somalia, the State of Palestine, Sudan and the Syrian Arab Republic. In addition there are over 435,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Libya. 
Given the security situation, access and movements continue to pose operational challenges. Mixed movements towards Europe are likely to continue unabated through trafficking networks and smuggling routes.
Protection assistance to people of concern will continue through adapted modalities. Prioritized activities in 2016 will remain border monitoring, registration, provision of cash and core relief items, medical assistance, advocacy for alternatives to detention and lifesaving interventions in the context of mixed movements. 
UNHCR will carry out limited refugee status determination and resettlement for extremely vulnerable people in need of durable solutions. Through expanded community outreach, the Office and its partners will detect and reduce protection risks faced by people of concern, in particular sexual and gender-based violence, through support to community-based protection mechanisms, development of referral mechanisms and awareness-raising. Focus will also be on supporting IDP returnees and refugees/asylum seekers in urban areas and work on protection sensitive border management in response to mixed movements, as well as continued efforts to find alternative solutions to detention.
Activities affected by lack of funding in 2016 will include efforts to strengthen child protection services, provide core relief items; enhance registration, and conduct detention centre monitoring.