Libya has long been a destination country for many individuals seeking better socio-economic conditions. The geographic location of Libya makes it a transit country for migrants heading to Europe. More recently, security and socio-political crises have deeply impacted migration dynamics in Libya and the wider region. Building in particular on the strategic lines set out in the Joint Communication 'Managing flows, saving lives' and the Malta Declaration, the EUTF for Africa in Libya aims to foster and support a migration management and asylum system in Libya that is consistent with the main international standards and human rights. In this respect, and given the dire situation in which migrants and displaced populations are stranded in Libya, the EUTF for Africa pays particular attention to protection and assistance to migrants and their host communities in the country in order to increase their resilience. It also provides for, to the possible extent, the improvement of access to life saving protection services and assistance in detention centres and voluntary humanitarian repatriation for migrants in and outside detention centres. Finally, the EUTF for Africa supports the national authorities to foster their capacity to counter migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings and a more efficient integrated border management.


Learn more about the EUTF for Africa's activities in Libya: Factsheet - Libya

Selected targets*

64 732
Number of migrants in transit and forcibly displaced people protected or assisted

15 000
Number of voluntary returns or humanitarian repatriation supported

50 000
Number of people receiving basic social services

23 500
Number of migrants, or potential migrants, reached out by information campaign on migration and risks linked to irregular migration
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NEWS | 30 November 2018

Italy, EU, UNDP and UNICEF partner with Presidential Council in €50 million programme to support basic services in 24 Libyan Municipalities

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NEWS | 08 November 2018

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NEWS | 23 October 2018

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The Golden Clinic,  previously...

Enregistrement des migrants volontaires au retour
NEWS | 09 April 2018

Voluntary Humanitarian Returns from Libya Continue as Reintegration Efforts Step Up

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