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DTM Libya – Tripoli Flash Update #8 (19 April 2019)

Following the onset of armed conflict on 05 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 6,425 families (approximately 32,125 individuals) have been displaced from their homes. Since DTM's last update on 16 April, an additional 1,555 displaced families (approximately 7,775 individuals) were identified.

Clashes continued in conflict-affected areas of southern Tripoli, reportedly with continued use of airstrikes and shelling. While the number of families displaced has continued to increase, most of the displaced households are currently staying with family and in private 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. Please refer to pages 2-3 of this report for further details on location disaggregated figures.

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. In addition, over 450 IDP families (approximately 2,250 individuals) have been accommodated in collective shelters set up by local authorities. The number of families seeking shelter at these collective sites has steadily increased over the past week as local authorities have been setting up additional collective shelters for new arrivals.

Currently, around 3,660 migrants remain in detention centers in Tripoli and nearby areas and are among the most vulnerable populations at risk, especially the 890 migrants in Qasr Ben Gashir Detention Center in direct vicinity of armed conflict.

Source: International Organization for Migration

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