Bangladesh – Bangladeshi Migrants Presence in Libya – February-April 2022
Apr 30 2022
- Migrants presence
This snapshot on Bangladeshi migrants’ presence in Libya is part of the outputs of IOM’s EU-funded Displacement Tracking Matrix - Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy (DTM REMAP) project. Data collected through the Mobility Tracking survey in Libya identified 17,409 Bangladeshi nationals in the country between February and April 20221 . Mobility Tracking in Libya gathers data through key informant interviews at both the municipality and community level on a bi-monthly basis. All 100 municipalities were assessed, and 2,040 key informant interviews were carried out during the data collection period. Of the total migrants identified by key informants in the country in February and April 2022, Bangladeshi migrants made up only three per cent of total migrants in the country; however, Bangladeshi nationals accounted for 34 per cent of all migrants, including refugees, from South Asia and the Middle East. Ninety-one per cent of Bangladeshi migrants used air travel as their means of transportation to Libya. In addition, the average cost of their migration was 2,423 USD2. Fifty-four per cent of Bangladeshi migrants were identified in western Libya. However, the highest concentration was in Benghazi (33%) in the east, followed by Tripoli (20%) and Misrata (13%) in the west.