Libya — Closely Knit: An assessment of migrants’ social networks in Libya (January 2021)

Contact
DTM Libya, DTMLibya@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Libya
Snapshot Date
Jan 19 2021
Activity
  • Other

Summary

The findings of this study highlight that a migrant’s social networks affect many aspects of migrants’ experiences, including employment opportunities, security and information sharing. At the same time, other factors such as socio-economic status, education level and gender also influence a migrant’s experience as well as the ways in which they connect with their networks.

While, social networks can be helpful to migrants as a source of information, this also study found that information shared between migrants, especially from friends, is not always accurate.