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Our main focus in the country is on assisting unaccompanied migrant minors. In order to allow them access to education, we continue to manage and support the Baity (‘my home’ in Arabic) Centres. These are multi-sectoral service centres for minors, as well as boys and girls aged 6 to 23, who live in socially excluded and often unaccompanied conditions. The aim is to offer guidance for personal development by providing access to non-formal education services, with courses in mathematics, Arabic and English, and recreational activities such as computer courses and training in personal and interpersonal skills.

After years of experience in managing Baity centres, in 2022 INTERSOS launched a programme to transfer its expertise to local civil organisations, in line with localisation objectives and according to the principles of complementarity and equality, to improve protection and assistance to vulnerable people.
In Benghazi and Asjadba, INTERSOS supported these organisations in opening new Baity centres, training their staff and accompanying them for a full year of activities.

During 2022, we continued to provide child protection services, including psychosocial support and individual counselling for cases at risk of neglect, abuse, exploitation and violence, medical screening and referrals to primary and secondary health services.

INTERSOS implemented a quick impact project, through which it rehabilitated 5 schools and health facilities, in Tripoli, Gaser Bin Ghashir, Tmayem, Tajurah and Alghiran. As part of the project, power generators and air conditioning were distributed to improve the living conditions of migrants and refugees.


Libya is experiencing a conflict, which started in 2011, that has caused political instability, prolonged armed hostilities, economic problems and damage to civilian infrastructure.

Following the ceasefire in 2020, the situation has improved slightly, both in socio-economic and security terms, allowing for the return of many displaced persons and a change in the international community’s approach to the country. In 2022, Libya went from being a country of pure humanitarian action to being considered a context where the nexus between humanitarian, development and peacekeeping action is increasingly being applied. This has led to a complete change of the humanitarian structure in the country.

Despite conflict and instability, Libya has remained a gateway destination on the route to Europe for migrants and asylum seekers, who face significant constraints in accessing basic services, such as food and shelter. In 2022, the country hosted 650.000 migrants and refugees, including 78.000 minors. Of these, more than 5.000 were held in detention centres, often exposed to inhuman conditions. Internal displacement, counting around 160.000 people, represents a further challenge to the already limited capacity of services and infrastructure.

Refugees and migrants, especially women and minors from mixed migration flows, are exposed to various protection and safety risks. In particular, migrant women and minors, whether settled or in transit, constitute one of the most vulnerable groups in the country.