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11% of Libya’s population are migrants, UNSMIL reports

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – According to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), migrants make up about 11 percent of Libya’s population, given Libya’s population of 6 million.

According to International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports, the number of migrants in Libya is 679,386 migrants from 42 nationalities, most of them from African countries.

The percentage of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa was 66 percent, followed by North Africa at 28 percent and Asia and the Middle East at 6 percent.

The figures show that the first five nationalities of migrants in Libya are: Niger, Egypt, Chad, Sudan and Ghana.

Immigrants from Niger account for 16 percent of the total, followed by Egyptians with 16 percent, 12 percent from Chad, 10 percent from Sudan and 9 percent from Ghana.

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