What drives migrants and refugees to and through Libya?

North Africa

This 4Mi snapshot explores the motivations and drivers that prompt refugees and migrants to leave their home countries and move to and through Libya. This snapshot assumes a regional focus to shed light on drivers along different mixed migration routes, asking what are the key determinants of mixed migration from East Africa, West Africa and Central Africa to and through Libya.

Based on 3,095 4Mi interviews with refugees and migrants in 2018, of which 54% were men and 46% women. Some 2,167 respondents were from countries in West Africa, 592 from East Africa, and 334 from Central Africa.


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