Sixty-seven per cent of returnees identified during this round were in the baladiya of Benghazi. Ubari, Abu Qurayn and Kikkla also had large numbers of returnees over the course of 2016. Around 92 per cent of returnees had gone back to their homes upon returning to their baladiya of origin during 2016, while nearly 4 per cent returning to new homes and 4 per cent were hosted by relatives at the time of reporting.
Generally, returnees were reported to have good relations with the community in their baladiya of return, with poor relations and a negative impact on the labour market being reported in only 4 per cent of baladiyas.
Returnees appeared to have a negative impact on public services in 18 per cent of baladiyas to which they returned. The main source of income for returnees was reported to be public employment, followed by farming and aid.
The report presents key facts and figures from the data gathered; however, the full dataset is available on the DTM website to facilitate more in-depth analysis of displacement data and trends.
“DTM Reports provide Libya with common and evidence-driven narratives, ensuring that there is no information gap on any part of Libya,” said IOM Libya’s DTM programme coordinator, Dan Salmon.
DTM’s Mobility Tracking module provides regular updates to Libya’s baseline on IDPs, returnees and migrants in the country.
DTM also publishes data on migrant flows in Libya through its Flow Monitoring statistical and survey analysis reports and provides bi-weekly updates on displacement-related incidents through its Displacement Event Tracker.
All reports, methodologies and datasets are available at www.globaldtm.info/libya