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Libyan Newswire

DTM Libya – Tripoli Flash Update #15 (14 May 2019) [EN/AR]

The 14th of May 2019 marks 40 days since the onset of hostilities in South Tripoli which triggered large-scale displacement from different areas of South Tripoli. Since DTM's last update on the 10th of May, an additional 1,180 displaced families (approximately 5,900 individuals) were identified, bringing the total of internally displaced persons to at least 13,925 families (approximately 69,625 individuals) who have been displaced from their homes since the start of armed conflict.

The majority of IDP families are currently staying in private accommodation in different neighborhoods of Tripoli, the Nafusa mountains and various locations along the coastal line of Western Libya. IDP families displaced to locations close to areas with ongoing clashes remain at risk, along with host community members providing them with shelter.

Based on rapid profiling of over 1,100 IDP families, 51% of displaced individuals are estimated to be female and 49% male. Furthermore, over 48% of IDPs were estimated to be children under the age of 18. Please refer to the full sex-age breakdown on the left, and to pages 2-3 of this report for more details on location disaggregated figures.

Currently, 3,270 migrants remain in detention centers in Tripoli and nearby areas and are also considered 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.

Source: International Organization for Migration