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Over 663,000 migrants in Libya by end of 2018: IOM

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – There are at least 663,445 migrants in Libya by the end of December 2018. Migrants were identified in all municipalities, within 571 communities and originated from more than 44 countries, according to Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Migrant Report of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Out of the total number of migrants identified, 623,529 individuals (94%) originate from 33 different African countries with 39,629 individuals (6%) from 10 Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The remaining 297 individuals were recorded with unknown/other country of origin, the report said.

Out of the 633,655 individuals from Africa, 434,391 (70%) originate from Sub-Saharan countries and 189,138 individuals (30%) from North African countries.

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