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Country Resource - Libya

Libya

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  • Population.................................................................................. 7,017,224 (July 2021 est.)
  • Population growth rate ......................................................................... 1.76% (2021 est.)
  • Birth rate.............................................................. 22.23 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Death rate......................................................... 3.46 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Net migration rate..................................... -1.15 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.......................................... Berber and Arab 97%, other 3% (includes Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Italian, Maltese, Pakistani, Tunisian, and Turkish)

Note: Immigrants make up just over 12% of the total population, according to UN data (2019)

CIA World Factbook

Recent Activity

The succession of displacement and refugee crises in the Arab Spring, Côte d'Ivoire, Somalia, and Sudan has been characterized as the most troubling in some time.

The Arab Spring exposed critical weaknesses and exacerbated long-held disagreements within the European Union related to asylum, immigration, and external border control policy matters that spilled over into the operation of the Schengen area.

Since mid-December 2010, popular uprisings have taken hold in a number of countries across North Africa and the Middle East in what has been dubbed the Arab Spring. Philippe Fargues of the European University Institute discusses the demographic trends underpinning the recent eruption of unrest in the Arab world, and the likely impact of the revolts on migration.

L'Europe du Sud connaît trop bien la migration irrégulière à partir des pays de l'Afrique du Nord comme le Maroc, l'Algérie et la Tunisie. Depuis le début des années 1990, de milliers de nord-africains ont tenté de traverser la Méditerranée afin d'atteindre l'Espagne et l'Italie.

Sub-Saharan Africans are increasingly migrating to North African countries, with some using the region as a point of transit to Europe and some remaining in North Africa. Hein de Haas of the University of Oxford examines the the region’s migration trends.

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