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2019 Libya Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)

TOTAL POPULATION OF LIBYA 6.6M Libyans + 0.67M Migrants/Refugees



An estimated 823,000 people, including around 248,000 children, are in-need of humanitarian assistance in Libya as a result of persisting political instability, conflict and insecurity, the breakdown of the rule of law, a deteriorating public sector and a dysfunctional economy. These include internally displaced persons, returnees, nondisplaced
conflict-affected people and host communities, refugees1 and migrants. The reduced number of people identified as in need of humanitarian assistance in 2019, compared to 2018, should certainly not be interpreted as an improvement in the humanitarian situation in Libya.

The decrease in the number of people identified as in need of humanitarian assistance is rather a direct result of methodologically improved needs analysis, focused on the most severe humanitarian needs across the country, enabled by an increased availability of information and more refined data collected through needs assessments and monitoring.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
05 Feb 2019
Document type: 
Humanitarian Needs Overview
Inter-Cluster Coordination