IOM: 600 Libyans have returned from Sudan due to the war

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 08 Aug 2023, 03:52 PM
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimated that 3,380 people were displaced by the conflict in Sudan to Libya in more than 100 days, including 600 Libyans.

The UN Displacement Tracking Matrix in Libya noted the arrival of 3,380 displaced individuals (2,880 to Kufra and 500 to Umm al-Aranib) as of July 31, including 2,490 Sudanese migrants and 600 Libyan returnees.

The UN body estimated the number of refugees hosted by the Kufra detention center at 360 displaced citizens of other countries, noting that these groups live in very vulnerable conditions with increasing medical needs.

The IOM's latest displacement tracking matrix data showed that clashes between the Sudanese army and the RSF led to massive displacement, with more than 926,000 people seeking refuge outside the country and 3.02 million internally displaced.

Current estimates of displacement over the past 108 days exceed the total recorded over the past four years.

The organization also noted that access to many areas remains impossible due to fighting, meaning current assessments have been based on preliminary reports or estimates.

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