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Tripoli: Joint Rapid Situation Overview


On 26 August 2018, clashes broke out between rival armed groups in southern Tripoli, particularly in Salaheddin, Ain Zara, Mashroua Al Hadhba, and points south. These clashes quickly escalated and spread throughout Tripoli, with active fighting throughout the southern mahallas and shells falling on wide swaths of the city. Three weeks later, despite a period of relative calm following a ceasefire brokered on 4 September, fighting and shelling continued, and the situation remained tense. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), at least 3,845 Libyan households and an unknown number of migrants remained displaced by the fighting as of 18 September.
To inform humanitarian response plans, members of the Libya Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) conducted a joint rapid assessment to provide a snapshot of the needs of displaced Libyan and migrant populations in the city of Tripoli.

Sample size: 
106 interviews
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
11 Sep 2018 to 16 Sep 2018
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
Cooperazione e Sviluppo
Danish Refugee Council
International Organization for Migration
World Food Programme