2013 | Arezo Malakooti, Altai Consulting


“Since the turn of the century, migration flows into Libya, thanks to its geographic location amongst six bordering countries, and through the country, due to its strategic positioning between Africa and Europe, have steadily increased. As it is a mixed migration flow, the countries of origin and the motivations vary, but the migrants follow the same routes and most of them claim to be drawn to Libya for the opportunities that exist in the arena of income generation. Between January and May 2013, Altai Consulting conducted a research study to better understand the routes that these migrants are taking in order to reach Libya, to better understand the drivers of their migration, to look at how the situation has changed since the Libyan revolution of 2011, and to pinpoint protection needs.”