Libya

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#11
0

Communities at risk

Black Libyans, Sub-Saharan migrants, Tebu, Berbers

Summary

Libya ranked 11th in the 2019 Peoples under Threat data – no change from last year. Discord persists between Libya’s rival governments, backed by loyal or loosely affiliated militias and autonomous armed groups battling one another. After formidable territorial gains throughout 2018, the self styled Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, advanced on Tripoli… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2019 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.8
Rise of factionalized elites9.4
Voice and Accountability-1.443
Political Stability-2.326
Rule of Law-1.784
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL17.70

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Libya ranked 11th in the 2019 Peoples under Threat data – no change from last year.

Discord persists between Libya’s rival governments, backed by loyal or loosely affiliated militias and autonomous armed groups battling one another. After formidable territorial gains throughout 2018, the self styled Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Haftar, advanced on Tripoli in April 2019 intending to capture the city from the UN-backed Government of National Accord. Haftar’s all-out push for military victory raises the stakes for all parties and risks skyrocketing casualties and other human rights abuses that have long been perpetrated by armed groups with impunity. Facebook and Twitter have become significant online battlefields, where adversaries – including many pro-Haftar bots – weaponize photos and video footage. In Libya’s south, Tebu, Tuareg, and Arab armed groups continue to fight over territory and resources. While weakened, ISIS and al-Qaeda linked fighters seek to regain influence.