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Following the onset of armed conflict on 04 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 7,780 families (approximately 38,900 individuals) have been displaced from their homes. Since DTM's last update on 22 April, an additional 785 displaced families (approximately 3,925 individuals) were identified.
The number of families displaced has continued to steadily increase, and most of the displaced households are currently staying with relatives or in privately rented accommodations. Most IDP families have been identified in different neighborhoods and suburbs of Tripoli, as well as in the areas along the coastal line of western Libya and the Nafusa mountains. IDPs displaced to areas in proximity to the reported sites of ongoing clashes remain at risk, along with host community members currently providing them with shelter. Please refer to pages 2-3 of this report for further details on location disaggregated figures.
Currently, around 3,390 migrants in detention centers in Tripoli and nearby areas are assessed to be at high risk of being affected by the conflict. Furthermore, there is a significant population of urban migrants also present in the affected areas. Urban migrants in the context of the ongoing conflict also constitute a particularly vulnerable group and their protection remains a concern. A DTM Situation Update based on a rapid assessment on the extent to which the on-going conflict has affected the situation of urban migrants was recently published.
Source: International Organization for Migration