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IOM Libya Brief

The instability and violence negatively affecting Libya since October 2014 has resulted in massive internal displacement. IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) identified and located 348,372 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Libya. Host communities have absorbed the bulk of the internally displaced, however, as the situation becomes protracted, their resources and basic services have become scarce and overstretched. Potential for return is minimal in safe areas because the overall security situation has not allowed for international assessment and assistance. For most of the internally displaced communities — including people displaced since the onset of the crisis in 2011 — there is no immediate prospect for return given the prevailing inter-community tensions.

Population (2015):6.3 million
Area:1,770,000 km sq
Languages :Arabic
Currency:Libyan Dinar (LYD)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 15,605
HDI Rank (2014):94 of 188
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-0.3 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):12.3%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):28.8%
Population under 15 (2015):29.8%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Hay Al Andalos Post Office

Chief of Mission: Othman Belbeisi, Tel: +216 29 600 389, Email: [email protected]  
Senior Operations Officer: Antonio Salanga, Tel: +216 29 808 929, Email: [email protected]
Program Officer: Maysa Khalil, Tel: +216 29 600 388, Email: [email protected]
Program Officer: Daniel Salmon, Tel: +216 56 066 656, Email: [email protected]
Program Officer: Ashraf Hassan, Tel: +216 29 794 707, Email: [email protected]
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