• Crisis Severity ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.2
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    1.5
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    4.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 667,000 People displaced [?]
  • 274 Fatalities reported [?]
  • 667,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

22/05/2019

Libya’s instability, as well as its strategic location, have allowed smuggling and human trafficking networks, dominated by armed groups, to flourish. The country has become a gateway for migrants hoping to cross to Europe via the Central Mediterranean route. As of May 2019, Libya counts 666,717 migrants and refugees, mostly Sub-Saharan and North African nationals. ?The actual number may be higher as it is difficult to identify all refugees and migrants, some of whom are held captive by smugglers or in illegal detention centres. Migrants and refugees are particularly vulnerable to extreme violence by Libyan security forces, militias, smuggling networks, and criminal gangs. Many migrants face brutal conditions including severe abuse and torture, overcrowded detention centres, and kidnapping along the way. ?Refugees and migrants face assorted barriers when accessing healthcare, such as discrimination in access to treatment, difficulties in paying medical expenses, lack of transportation, and distance to medical facilities.

Latest Developments

22/05/2019

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This country is being monitored by our analysis team.