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16 Sep 2020
Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean - Chapter 14
What makes refugees and migrants vulnerable to protection incidents in Libya? A microlevel study on the determinants of vulnerability
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The protection abuses and human rights violations faced by refugees and migrants along the journey to Libya and within the country are well documented by NGOs, human rights organizations and news outlets. Yet, little is understood about why certain people on the move are exposed to protection abuses, and the specific factors influencing their vulnerability. This chapter analyzes a unique dataset of more than 5,000 interviews with people on the move who have reached Libya from countries across the continent and attempts to analyze the demographic, social, and economic determinants of vulnerability to protection incidents.