Adoption date 12/04/2017

Managing mixed migration flows in Libya through expanding protection space and supporting local socio-economic development

The programme 'Managing mixed migration flows in Libya through expanding protection space and supporting local socio-economic development' aims to reinforce the protection and resilience of migrants, refugees and host communities in Libya, while supporting improved migration management in the country. This programme benefits from a bilateral contribution from Germany.

Main objectives

To better respond to the challenges associated to mixed migration flows to, through and from Libya onwards to the EU, the current action focuses its activities in different locations inside Libya through two different pillars:

The specific objective of the 'Protection' pillar is to: 1) expand the protection space in Libya, with a particular focus on migrants and refugees through both scaling up relevant capacities of national stakeholders and provision of assistance. In particular, the programme aims to improve living conditions in detention centres (in the form of medical assistance, sanitation, etc.), support alternatives to detention, and provide voluntary humanitarian return and reintegration assistance to 15,000 vulnerable migrants stranded in Libya for 2017.

The specific objective of the ‘Local governance and socio-economic development' pillar is to: 2) support socio-economic development at municipal level and local governance, in order to better integrate migrants and stabilize host communities. In particular, it supports the stabilisation of local communities most affected by the migratory flows, via socio-economic development at municipal level, and local governance in order to better integrate migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons as well as foster local cohesion and stability.

This action in numbers

Number of jobs created
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development
Number of local development plans directly supported
77 033
Number of people receiving basic social services
Number of social infrastructure built or rehabilitated
Number of MSMEs created or supported
Number of staff from local authorities and basic service providers benefitting from capacity building for strengthening services delivery
1,74 M
Number of people having improved access to basic services
55 820
Number of refugees and forcibly displaced persons receiving legal assistance to support their integration
Number of strategies, policies and plans developed and / or directly supported
Number of national/regional/local networks and dialogues on migration related issues newly established or functionally enhanced
Number of field studies, surveys and other research conducted
Number of staff from governmental institutions, internal security forces and relevant non-state actors trained on security, border management, CVE, conflict prevention, protection of civilian populations and human rights

News & Stories

STORY | 19 December 2018

Rebuilding Libya means more than just bricks and mortars

With support from the European Union (EU), 26 Libyan women become qualified trainers in Libya’s labour-intensive sewing and tailoring sector.

Monastir, 12 November 2018 –

Today’s award ceremony marks the completion of the training of 26 female trainers in sewing and tailoring, organized as part of the EU and German...

NEWS | 19 December 2018

2nd Steering Committee meeting of the EU Trust Fund for Africa Programme "Managing mixed migration flows in Libya through expanding protection space and supporting local socioeconomic development" held in Tunis

Tunis, 13 December 2018 – On Friday 7 December, Libyan Deputy Minister of Interior, together with representatives of Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Local Governance joined the Ambassador of the European Union to Libya, together with representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund...
©UNDP Libya
NEWS | 08 November 2018

Six young Libyan entrepreneurs receive grants to develop their business ideas

Tunis, 8/11/2018 - The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Tatweer Research, today jointly announced a 400,000 LYD grant to support six Libyan startups two of them run by women.

The grants are part of the Impact Fund programme, an initiative led by Tatweer...

UNDP/Sebha©UNDP Libya
NEWS | 23 October 2018

EU and UNDP rehabilitate the Golden Clinic in Sebha (Libya)

Tripoli, 22, October 2018 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has renovated Golden Clinic (Polyclinic compound) in Sebha as part of the European Union (EU) funded project ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery.’ Today, UNDP handed it over to Sebha Municipal Council.

The Golden Clinic,  previously...