How to get asylum in Libya?

How to get asylum in Libya?

If you want asylum in Libya you can seek help from UNHCR or IRC. These two are among the major functioning bodies in Libya that directly support refugees or asylum seekers.

Let’s see how UNHCR is helping refugees in Libya:

Libya is home to 43,113 registered UNHCR refugees and asylum seekers. Refugees are traveling alongside migrants on risky routes to Europe. Up to 90% of people crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe arrive in Libya.

In western Libya, UNHCR has access to 12 disembarkation points. It has also improved reception conditions to meet refugees’ and migrants’ immediate basic needs. Health posts, water and sanitation facilities, and shaded areas to protect refugees and migrants from the elements are among the basic needs covered.

How to contact UNHCR?

UNHCR Contact Information For Libya

The UNHCR Representative in Libya

Street Address:
UNHCR, Almawashi Road, Next to Algheiran Aljanobia School, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya

Mail Address:
P.O.Box 80708, Sarraj Area, Tripoli, Libya, Tripoli, Libya

+ 218 21 489 7944

+ 218 21 489 7945

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 2

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 – 17:00
Tuesday: 8:30 – 17:00
Wednesday: 8:30 – 17:00
Thursday: 8:30 – 17:00
Sunday: 8:30 – 17:00

Public Holidays:
03 January 2021, New Year’s Day (observed)
17 February 2021, Libyan Revolution Day
04 April 2021, Easter
12 May 2021, Eid al-Fitr
13 May 2021, Eid-al Fitr Holiday
20 July 2021, Eid Al-Adha
21 July 2021, Eid Al-Adha Holiday
16 September 2021, Martyrs Day
19 October 2021, The Prophet’s Birthday
23 December 2021, Independence Day (observed)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) provides critical health and safety services to vulnerable and displaced Libyans, refugees, and migrants. The IRC is one of the few international organizations providing direct assistance to people inside Libya.

How to Contact IRC?

International headquarters

International Rescue Committee

122 East 42nd Street

New York, New York 10168-1289


Phone: + 1 212 551 3000

Fax: + 1 212 551 3179

Organizations in Libya:

Refugees International is dedicated to saving lives and defending the rights, dignity, and security of refugees and displaced people all over the world. Since 1979, Refugees International has used independent advocacy to improve the way aid is delivered and to ensure that all displaced people’s rights are respected.