West & North Africa


Libya has been adversely affected by conflict and protracted political crisis since 2011, driving people into displacement and affecting their well-being, living standards, and access to basic services.

Current situation

Conflict and displacement-affected populations in Libya face a consistent gap in their ability to meet basic needs, including access to protection, healthcare services, water and sanitation facilities, access to adequate housing, education and secure sources of income, etc.


Core sectors Libya

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement trends

Source: | UNHCR

Why we are there

Libya is a destination and transit country for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, many of whom face gaps in meeting their basic needs, exacerbated by a lack of documentation impacting their legal status, security of tenure and access to services.

Most are people from Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East who are fleeing violence and persecution and seeking livelihoods opportunities to provide for themselves and their families.

Migrants and refugees are regularly discriminated against and subject to arbitrary and indefinite detention, gender-based violence, forced labour and exploitation, as well as denial of human rights.

What we do

DRC Libya works to support all people affected by conflict and displacement regardless of their status. We focus on the needs of vulnerable internally displaced people, returnees and host communities as well as migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

DRC Libya’s integrated response approach in this complex environment is centred around:


Victor Manuel

Velasco Corrochano

Country Director

Central African Republic