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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

A violent storm and subsequent flooding have caused immense destruction in Eastern Libya. We are currently coordinating the emergency response with the local authorities and the UN, and we are mobilizing teams to respond to the critical protection, shelter, wash and humanitarian mine action needs.

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

15 Sep 2023

DRC Danish Refugee Council responds to the devastating storm and subsequent flooding in Northeast Libya

12 Sep 2023

Reaction to the deadly storm in Eastern Libya

11 Jul 2023

On sending and using cluster munitions: Never under any circumstances

16 Jun 2023

Joint NGO Statement: The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s borders

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DRC in North Africa

04 Jul 2023

DRC en Afrique du Nord

04 Jul 2023

Joint NGO Statement: The EU must not be complicit in the loss of lives at sea and in rights violations at Europe’s border

16 Jun 2023

Libya Factsheet 2022

05 May 2023

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:


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