Refugees in Libya

IDPs in Libya

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Refugee and Asylum-Seekers trends JSON 
Number of Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Libya over time
IDP trends JSON 
Number of internally displaced persons in Libya over time
IDP returnee trends 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 Feb 2024   56.5% 33,481
Syrian Arab Rep. UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   20.2% 11,979
Eritrea UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   14.7% 8,693
Ethiopia UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   4.1% 2,416
Palestine UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   1.4% 840
South Sudan UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   1.3% 781
Somalia UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   1.3% 776
Iraq UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   0.2% 138
Yemen UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   0.1% 79
Others UNHCR 1 Feb 2024   0.1% 59


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    Registered Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Libya * JSON 
    59,242
    Last updated 01 Feb 2024
    Source - UNHCR 
    Total IDPs in Libya JSON 
    125,802
    Last updated 31 Aug 2023
    Source - IOM 
    Total IDP Returnees (2016-2022) JSON 
    705,426
    Last updated 31 Aug 2023
    Source - IOM