Press Release

IOM Calls on the International Community for Urgent Action to Find Alternatives to Disembarkation in Libya

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today is calling on the international community including the European Union to find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for mig

Nearly 1,000 Migrants Returned to Libya in the First Two Weeks of 2020: IOM

Geneva – At least 953 migrants, among them 136 women and 85 children, have been returned to Libyan shores in the first two weeks of 2020.

Deaths Rise on Central Mediterranean with Latest Lampedusa Tragedy

Rome – Twenty-one people lost their lives in a shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, on Saturday (23/11) when a boat, carrying 170 Europe-bound migrants, capsized 1.6km from the island as it

Situation Reports

Libya | IOM Libya Update | January 2020
Libya | IOM Libya Update | 16 - 30 December 2019
Libya | IOM Libya Update | 01 - 15 December 2019




IOM assists Libya government in collaboration with key international partners on labour migration

Tunis – With the support of International Organization for Migration (IOM), Libya’s Ministry of Labour this week convened a roundtable meeting with its key regional and international partners to discuss effective mechanisms of labour migration cooperation and enhance the benefits of migration for migrant workers currently residing in Libya, their countries of origin, and the State of Libya.


Displacement Tracking and Monitoring

DTM Libya was established in late 2015 following several displacement waves produced by conflict since 2011, with the purpose of providing accurate and timely baseline data and trends on the locations and movements of IDPs, returnees and migrants. DTM is composed of Mobility Tracking, and Flow Monitoring modules and a Maritime Incidents Database. The data and analysis and results produced by DTM is used to support targeted and evidence-based humanitarian assistance and advocacy.
  • Registration
  • dtm
  • Returnees
  • Vas

    IOM began Biometric Registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in June of 2014. The process includes fingerprinting of all household members and photographing young children and babies whose fingerprints are not recordable. 


    The DTM is a Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tool developed by IOM and used to gather baseline information on IDPs and their conditions in the location in which they have temporarily settled.


    Since August 2007, IOM has tracked and registered returnees and IDPs in South Sudan.


    VAS is a comprehensive data for South Sudan that has informed humanitarian and development responses since 2007. VAS provides detailed information on access to basic services, infrastructure and other key indicators to ensure that reintegration programmes are developed and implemented on a foundation of accurate information.


Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM)

As the world is increasingly witnessing significant waves of displacement stemming from natural disaster and conflict, we ask "How can we strengthen our emergency responses?” One clear way is to collect more and better data.


i am a migrant is a campaign and platform. We create a place for the personal stories of migrants. We want to challenge the anti-migrant...

Keep yourself updated, subscribe!

IOM Libya Update
| 01 - 15 December 2019:
IOM Libya Update | 16 - 30 December 2019:

IOM Operations are Supported by: