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Libya remains both a major destination and transit country for significant groups of people in mixed movements. Instabilities in the wider region continue to push refugees and migrants who are embarking on perilous journeys to Libya and beyond. In particular, the onset of the conflict in Sudan has uprooted millions of Sudanese refugees, who continue to flee to neighboring countries in the region, including increasingly to Libya.

Libya hosts over 60,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who are registered with UNHCR. The country also presents a complex displacement scenario, with 125,802 people displaced inside the country (IDPs). In addition, 44,000 people have been displaced since September 2023 when Storm Daniel struck eastern Libya.

UNHCR continues to provide assistance and access to services for refugees, asylum-seekers, IDPs and host communities, prioritizing registration, access to health, cash assistance and core relief items in urban settings. UNHCR continues to seek durable solutions, such as resettlement, evacuation, and complementary pathways, for refugees and asylum-seekers, with particular attention to people most in need.

Additional information

For information about our work in Libya:

Operational updates

For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in Libya, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

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Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

The UNHCR Representative in Libya

Street address:

Sehel Aljfara Road – next to Almashtel roundabout, Saraj area

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 80708, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya

Time zone:
GMT +2

Working hours

  • Monday: 8:30 - 16:30

  • Tuesday: 8:30 - 16:30

  • Wednesday: 8:30 - 16:30

  • Thursday: 8:30 - 16:30

  • Friday: closed

  • Saturday: closed

  • Sunday: 8:30 - 16:30

Public holidays

  • Monday 1 January 2024, New Year's Day

  • Sunday 18 February 2024, Libyan Revolution Day

  • Sunday 31 March 2024, Easter

  • Wednesday 10 April 2024, Eid Al-Fitr

  • Thursday 11 April 2024, Eid Al-Fitr

  • Monday 17 June 2024, Eid Al-Adha

  • Tuesday 18 June 2024, Eid Al-Adha

  • Monday 8 July 2024, Hijri New Year

  • Monday 16 September 2024, The Prophet's Birthday

  • Tuesday 24 December 2024, Independence Day