Following the onset of armed conflict on 04 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 8,385 families (approximately 41,925 individuals) have been displaced from their homes. Since DTM's last update on 25 April, an additional 605 displaced families (approximately 3,025 individuals) were identified. Currently, around 3,388 migrants in detention centers in Tripoli and nearby areas are also assessed to be at high risk of being affected by the conflict.
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.
Since the last DTM Flash Update on 25 April 2019, an increasing number of IDP flows were recorded in locations further away from conflict-affected areas, particularly along the coastal line of Western Libya. Continued displacement and observed movement trends towards locations further away from Tripoli is expected to increase the radius of areas in need of humanitarian assistance. Reportedly, the volatile security situation continues to trigger new displacements, including families who opted to remain in their homes so far.
Source: International Organization for Migration