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  • Updated 4 July 2021 | Dataset date: November 08, 2015-December 04, 2015
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    Kakuma Refugee Camp is one of the longest-standing humanitarian settlements in sub-Saharan Africa and one of the largest refugee camps in the world. In response to recent reductions in funding for the Kenyan refugee operation, increased global competition for funds, and a common belief that not all refugees in such protracted situations have the same humanitarian assistance needs, UNHCR and WFP decided to undertake a study among refugees in Kakuma Camp. The main aims were to fill knowledge gaps regarding refugee livelihoods and the level and differences of vulnerability in refugee households, as well as to explore the feasibility of delivering more differentiated assistance and to identify the mechanisms that would need to be put in place to do so. Specifically, the study was meant to determine whether a permanent targeting mechanism could be put in place or whether other ways of prioritising assistance exist when resources are tight. The survey covered 2,000 households and was implemented in November/December 2015.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: April 22, 2016-May 15, 2016
    This dataset updates: Never
    As a consequence of the armed conflict in the Gao, Kidal and Timbuktu regions of Mali, an estimated 32,000 Malian refugees have settled in Burkina Faso. Since 2012, UNHCR has been providing protection and assistance to these Malian refugees through multisectoral interventions. In order to assess the levels of vulnerability among these refugees and to identify potential opportunities for increasing their resilience, a quantitative survey was conducted among 6,775 Malian refugee households during April/May 2016.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: November 19, 2016-November 30, 2016
    This dataset updates: Never
    Due to persistent instability in the region, Cameroon hosts refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries, mainly from the Central African Republic and Nigeria. In 2015, nearly 259,000 Central African refugees arrived in Cameroon, of whom the vast majority settled in the Northern, Eastern and Adamaoua regions. Within these regions, the study identified 11 subsistence zones, of which the 5 zones with the highest refugee concentration were surveyed, in order to inform UNHCR's Livelihoods Strategy 2017-2020 targeting these refugees and to provide a baseline against which to measure the success of its implementation. The survey was conducted among 2,206 refugee households in November 2016.
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    Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: July 02, 2018-July 31, 2018
    This dataset updates: Never
    An estimated 723,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 25, 2017. Most of the newly-arrived refugees rely on humanitarian assistance, having left with few possessions and exhausted their financial resources during the journey. The monsoon season began in May and continues into September, threatening the vast majority of refugees living in makeshift shelters and settlements highly vulnerable to floods and landsides. To understand the priority needs of the refugees, a Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA), comissioned by UNHCR and with technical support from REACH, was conducted at the household level in 31 refugee sites (3,171 households were surveyed). Translators Without Borders supported in questionnaire translation and enumerator training. This survey identified a number of areas where the basic needs of Rohingya refugees are being met. At the same time, this assessment has identified continuing service gaps in the Rohingya response. For example, the majority of households do not believe there is enough light at night to safely access latrines, and WASH facilities are generally perceived as dangerous areas for girls under age 18. In terms of access to protection services, only a small number of households report members making use of children and women friendly spaces. Despite widespread distribution coverage of key non-food items such as kitchen sets, demand for these items remains high, and refugees are spending the greatest portion of their limited financial resources on basic items including food, clothing and fuel. Findings suggest that there are uncertainties around actions to prepare for cyclones. The mahjis remain almost the sole focal point for communication and complaints with refugees, reflecting their continued prominent position within refugee communities. Finally, the median household debt is twice the median household income for the 30 days prior to data collection, with only two-fifths of households reporting any source of income at all.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: January 08, 2019-January 26, 2019
    This dataset updates: Never
    An estimated 738,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state since August 25, 2017. Most of the refugees rely on humanitarian assistance, having left with few possessions and exhausted their financial resources on the journey. The cyclone and monsoon seasons, stretching from May to October, further threatened the living conditions of the vast majority of refugees living who are in makeshift shelters and settlements highly vulnerable to floods and landsides. To understand the evolving priority needs of the refugees, and to understand change over time, this Multi-Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA), coordinated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and with technical support from REACH, was conducted in 33 refugee sites using a household survey methodology (3,165 households were surveyed). It is a follow up assessment to MSNA I in July 2018. Results of this MSNA are generalizable to the camp level with 95% confidence level and 10% margin of error. Support for questionnaire translation and enumerator language training was provided by Translators Without Borders.
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    Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: November 25, 2018-December 03, 2018
    This dataset updates: Never
    Members of the Rohingya community from Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh at least since the 1970s. Increased attacks on the Rohingya community in Myanmar led to a large increase in migration to Bangladesh and are mostly living in Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. The objectives of the survey were to monitor and evaluate the impacts of UNHCR WASH interventions, to identify and measure weaknesses and gaps, to provide guidance for future interventions and to make sure that UNHCR Bangladesh WASH interventions can be compared to UNHCR global standards. A total of 523 households were surveyed.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Gambella region is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia, the region is located in the western part of the country and has international boundary with South Sudan. The region total population is approximately 328,271. Following south Sudanese conflict the region hosts 397,455 South Sudanese refugees in seven different refugee camps located in the Gambella regional state. The Aim of this study is to measure the performance of intervention against the project indicator and thereby determine the outcome as a result of project implementation in the community of Kule refugee Camp. A community based cross sectional quantitative survey was conducted among households of Kule refugee camp from 11-15 December 2017, a total of 384 households were interviewed. Data was collected by using UNHCRstandard questionnaire. The questionnaire contains specific questions that provide answers to measurable indicators under current grants for core performance indicators of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Regarding the latrine coverage and utilization it shows improvement but still some parts of people use open defecation, in particular children. Knowledge of the community towards hand washing is good but during observation of availability of hand washing facilities most households had no specific place for hand washing.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Gambella region is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia, the region is located in the western part of the country and has international boundary with South Sudan. The region total population is approximately 328,271. Following south Sudanese conflict the region hosts 397,455 South Sudanese refugees in seven different refugee camps located in the Gambella regional state. The Aim of this study is to measure the performance of intervention against the project indicators and thereby determine the outcome as a result of project implementation in the community of the Pugnido refugeecamp. A community based cross sectional quantitative survey was conducted among households of Pugnido refugee camp from 11-15 December 2017, a total of 384 households were interviewed. Data was collected by using UNHCRstandard questionnaire. The questionnaire contains specific questions that provide answers to measurable indicators under current grants for core performance indicators of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Gambella region is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia, the region is located in the western part of the country and has international boundary with South Sudan. The region total population is approximately 328,271. Following south Sudanese conflict the region hosts 397,455 South Sudanese refugees in seven different refugee camps located in the Gambella regional state. The Aim of this study is to measure the performance of intervention against the project indicator and thereby determine the outcome as a result of project implementation in the community of Tierkidi refugee Camp. A community based cross sectional quantitative survey was conducted among households of Tierkidi refugee camp from 11-15 December 2017, a total of 384 households were interviewed. Data was collected by using UNHCRstandard questionnaire. The questionnaire contains specific questions that provide answers to measurable indicators under current grants for core performance indicators of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Based on this study on sufficiency of water supply collected for domestic purpose, which does not include animal and gardening, most respondents mention that there is shortage of water supply in their household.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 18, 2017-December 20, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Adi-Harush Refugee Camp is located in the North West of Tigray regional state of Ethiopia, at about 1170 km from the capital Addis Ababa. The camp population is 9766 [UNHCR, July, 2017]. The camp hosts Eritrean refugees having different ethnic groups where the majorities are Tigrigna and Saho and some minorities of Tigre and Belian. The main objective of this survey was to collect data and information on water, sanitation and coverage in the Adi-Harush Refugee camp in 2017 and to have base line data for the 2018 interventions. The total sample size was 175 households. The study revealed the gravity of the identified problems, which are latrine coverage, safe water management at home level, hand washing practice, and the risk of diarrhea disease.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 19, 2017-December 24, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Hitsats Refugee Camp is located in the Tigray regional state of Ethiopia, at about 1092 km from the capital, Addis Ababa. The camp population is 10,361 (December, 2017 UNHCR). The camp hosts Eritrean refugees having different ethnic groups where the majorities are Tigrigna and Saho and some minorities of Tigre and Belian. Hitsats refugee camp was opened in May 2013 and the International Rescue Committee Ethiopia Environmental Health program has been working in the camp since May 5, 2013 with core mandate to provide safe water and sanitation services. The Environmental Health (EH) program is designed with the main objective of preventing mortality and morbidity due to diarrhea and other water borne diseases. The knowledge, attitude and practice (KPC) survey was conducted in December 2017 to serve as an end line survey for 2017 and as a baseline survey for 2018. 171 households were interviewed. Objective of the survey was to assess the improvements and gaps in knowledge, practice and coverage of Hitsats refugee community in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion. In general the study revealed the gravity of the identified problems, which focuses on latrine, water, hand washing practice, solid waste management and the risk of diarrhea disease.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 25, 2017-December 27, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Mai-Aini Refugee Camp is located in the Tigray regional state of Ethiopia, at about 1,170 km from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. The camp population is 13,074 (UNHCR December 2017 population data report). The camp hosts Eritrean refugees. The Mai-Aini refugee camp Environmental Health program was opened in May 2008 with the core mandate of providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services and to meet the objective of preventing mortality and morbidity due to diarrhea and other WASH-related diseases. The main objective of this survey was to assess the knowledge, practices and coverage of water, sanitation and hygiene related interventions. The total sample size was 195 households. Based on the results of this survey, there are some gaps that must be bridged both on the hardware side (water supply, family latrine construction) and software side (hygiene promotion) to assess the conditions that could cause public health problems.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 25, 2017-December 29, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Shimelba Refugee Camp is located in the Tigray regional state of Ethiopia, at about 1210 km from Addis Ababa. In the Shimelba refugee camp, the International Rescue Committe (IRC) is currently providing safe drinking water to 5930 refugees (UNHCR December 30, 2017 report). The existing water system consists of three 50m3 capacity concrete reservoirs and 14 water points with six faucets each and seven hand dug wells, meeting UNHCR standards, with the capacity to supply refugees members with more than 20 liters per person per day. There are 1236 family latrines, 4 public solid waste disposal pits for five zones where their usage is controlled by Environmental Health Agents (EHAs) and sanitation facility attendants regularly. In addition, there are also 15 rooms of public showers and 9 cloth washing basins serving the refugee community. IRC hired 45 EH incentive staffs working on sanitation and HP activities and water system, one water technician officer and one sanitation and hygiene promotion officer for the intervention of environmental health program. The objective of the survey was to assess the current change in knowledge, practice and coverage of Shimelba refugee community in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene. 196 households were interviewed. The study revealed that the majority has good knowledge of at least three critical moments of hand washing, but only few respondents have a permanent functional hand washing facility in their household. This shows that strong behavioral change effort is required to get their knowledge in practice. In general, the identified problems are: high demand of latrine maintenance, privacy of users, availability of hand washing facility, safe water management at home level, hand washing practice, risk of diarrhea disease.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Gambella region is one of the nine regional states of Ethiopia, the region is located in the western part of the country and has international boundary with South Sudan. The region total population is approximately 328,271. Following south Sudanese conflict the region hosts 397,455 South Sudanese refugees in seven different refugee camps located in the Gambella regional state. The Aim of this study is to measure the performance of intervention against the project indicator and thereby determine the outcome as a result of project implementation in the community of Pugnido II refugee Camp. A community based cross sectional quantitative survey was conducted among households of Pugnido II refugee camps from 11-15 December 2017, a total of 385 households were interviewed. Data was collected by using UNHCR standard questionnaire. The questionnaire contains specific questions that provide answers to measurable indicators under current grants for core performance indicators of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Based on this study on sufficiency of water supply collected for domestic purpose, which doesn't include animal and gardening purpose, 36% of Pugnido II respondents mention that there is a water shortage in their household.
  • Updated 27 May 2021 | Dataset date: December 01, 2016-December 15, 2016
    This dataset updates: Never
    The Kablewa camp was created on the 4th June 2015 to accommodate the displaced, returned and refugee Nigerians victims of the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria. The camp is under the mandate of UNHCR, which provides protection and assistance in terms of access to basic social services, in particular health-nutrition, water supply, hygiene and sanitation, community services, coordination of interventions and safety. The camp population increased from 9,851 persons in June 2016 to 16,301 individuals in November 2016, following the attack of Bosso by Boko Haram which caused the displacement of several households to the Kablewa camp. This situation led to assistance needs, particularly in the Water-Hygiene-Sanitation sector. NGO KARKARA, manager of the Kablewa Camp, in collaboration with UNHCR conducted a survey on Knowledge Attitudes and Practices on Water-Hygiene-Sanitation (179 households were interviewed). The aim was to collect information on services offered to the households and measure the level of improvement or deterioration of their living conditions. The overall result shows that the supply of quality water is assured and the quantity is satisfactory. Sanitation facilities (latrines / showers) and waste management system are available but not used by everyone.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: August 06, 2018-August 10, 2018
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    The security situation resulting from the Boko Haram crisis on the border area of Nigeria, at the end of 2014, caused huge population movements and large influxes to Niger of people, including Nigerian refugees, returned Nigerians and other nationalities (Chadians, Cameroonians etc.). With the attacks of the Nigerian towns of Bosso and Diffa by the Boko Haram in February 2015, the islands of Lake Chad and villages along the Komadougou (Nigeria border), the phenomena have worsened, increasing the population's displacements inside the Diffa region itself. These newly displaced populations have been added to the previously affected groups. The situation for the period of November 2016 shows that approximately 302,407 displaced persons live in the Diffa region including refugees (88,688), returnees (29,315) and internally displaced persons (184404). This situation prompted authorities to allow the opening of the Sayam Forage refugee camp, with 12,000 refugees and returnees from Nigeria. To prevent the spread of hygiene and sanitation-related diseases in these camps, Action Pour le Bien-Etre (APBE), financially supported by UNHCR, conducted WASH activities on this camp. A KAP (knowledge, attitudes and practices) survey was conducted in August 2018 (266 households were interviewed). The study made it possible to note the positive impacts of the WASH initiatives on the populations, thanks to the construction of 19 fountains, creation and training of water point management committees to ensure the hygiene of water points, promotion of good hygiene practices and sanitation. In addition, this study made it possible to observe some points of weakness that should to be addressed, in particular the knowledge of diseases and the causes and prevention of malaria. Furthermore, the idea of construction of other community latrines is to be deepened in the future.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 01, 2019-May 31, 2019
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    Tropical Cyclone Idai made a landfall on 14th March, 2019 which immensely affected Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The Eastern Provinces of Zimbabwe which experienced torrential rainfall caused extensive destruction of properties and infrastructures as well as loss of lives. High winds combined with heavy rainfall affected about 90,000 people from districts of Chimanimani, Chipinge, Nyanga, Buhera, Mutare Rural, Masvingo, Makoni, Gutu and Bikita which caused riverine and flash flooding as well as landslides which caused significant loss of life, injury and displacement. Significant damages were recorded such as impassable roads, bridge, water network systems, houses, power and communication network among others causing displacement, lack of basic needs and loss of civil documentation. Many people were displaced and temporarily sheltered in schools, churches, hotels among others. According to the government reports at least 299 deaths and 186 injuries were recorded, and 329 people were missing as of 3 April. Women and children were among the vulnerable groups at risk that needed relief and recovery support. UNHCR joined the UN system response that activated its internal level 3 emergency so as to support the delivery of its commitments under the IASC Approach while leading the Protection Cluster.In Zimbabwe, the rapid inter-agency assessment was conducted in Chipinge and Chimanimani, the most affected districts of Manicaland province indicated that 270,000 people estimated were affected. Multiple assessments were conducted by humanitarian partners covering all the affected areas and identifying the needs. In Tongogara Refugee Camp about 1060 shelters and 618 latrines were partially or totally damaged affecting 5,300 refugees and asylum seekers. Thus the urgent need to respond to WASH, Public Health, Shelter, and Protection among other needs of the people affected by Cylone Idai in Zimbabwe.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 13, 2017-December 27, 2017
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    The Republic of Congo has served for over a decade as a host country for refugees following repetitive armed conflicts known in the subregion. The latest is the Central African armed disturbance unleashed in March 2013. This conflict has caused a massive influx of people to the countries bordering the Central African Republic. In Congo, the majority of refugees have been received in the department of Likouala. This influx was added to the DRC and Rwandan refugees already present in the area. Since the beginning of the operation, the humanitarian organizations, AARREC, Solidarité Internationale and the Congolese Red Cross have implemented the actions Water Hygiene and Sanitation in the hosting camps and villages through the financing of UNHCR. Various structures (latrines, wells and boreholes, washing area, etc.) have been installed for the benefit of the beneficiaries. The aim of these actions is to ensure for all sites: (i) access to sufficient and good quality drinking water, (ii) sustainable access to sanitation facilities, and (iii) improve knowledge and practices in personal and collective hygiene. To better understand and measure the current state of knowledge and practices of the populations living in the various refugee sites, a KAP survey focusing on water, hygiene and sanitation issues was conducted from December 13 to 27, 2017. The survey results reported in this document will also serve as a benchmark for measuring the impact of actions conducted in the area of the operation at the end of each year.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2017-December 31, 2017
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    Since 2014, UNHCR has undertaken a comprehensive revision of the framework for monitoring UNHCR Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion programs. Since 2017, mobile data collection (survey) tools have been rolled out globally, including in Zimbabwe. The participating operations conducted a household survey to a sample of beneficiaries of each livelihoods project implemented by UNHCR and its partner. The dataset consists of baseline (103 observations) and endline data (89 observations) from the same sample beneficiaries, in order to compare before and after the project implementation and thus to measure the impact.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2017-December 31, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Since 2014, UNHCR has undertaken a comprehensive revision of the framework for monitoring UNHCR Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion programs. Since 2017, mobile data collection (survey) tools have been rolled out globally, including in Zambia. The participating operations conducted a household survey to a sample of beneficiaries of each livelihoods project implemented by UNHCR and its partner. The dataset consists of baseline (239 observations) and endline data (65 observations) from the same sample beneficiaries, in order to compare before and after the project implementation and thus to measure the impact.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2017-December 31, 2017
    This dataset updates: Never
    Since 2014, UNHCR has undertaken a comprehensive revision of the framework for monitoring UNHCR Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion programs. Since 2017, mobile data collection (survey) tools have been rolled out globally, including in Malawi. The participating operations conducted a household survey to a sample of beneficiaries of each livelihoods project implemented by UNHCR and its partner. The dataset consists of baseline (87 observations) and endline data (78 observations) from the same sample beneficiaries, in order to compare before and after the project implementation and thus to measure the impact.
  • Updated 11 July 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2017-December 31, 2017
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    At the end of 2015, Herat Province was among the highest IDP hosting provinces in Afghanistan, accounting for approximately 10% of the country's IDP population. In order to obtain reliable information on the socio-economic conditions of IDPs and returnees in Herat Province, a comprehensive sample survey was carried out among 11,264 households in the 5 most populated IDP/returnee settlements (Shagofan, Jebraiel, Maslakh, Now Abad and Kahdistan) in 2017.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: March 06, 2017-March 29, 2017
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    This survey was conducted to help UNHCR's Malawi office in its multi-year, multi-partnership planning and programming. The main objective was to provide an overview of the livelihood and vulnerability situation of refugees and host families in Malawi. The survey covered Dzaleka and Luwani refugee camps as well as households living in villages surrounding the two camps. Dzaleka camp is well established and has been in existence since 1994 and hosts households from a number of neighboring countries, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and others. Luwani camp is relatively new and much smaller camp that hosts exclusively Mozambican asylum seekers whose status was not yet determined at the time of the survey. The survey covered 1,026 refugee households (802 in Dzaleka and 224 in Luwani) during March 2017.
  • Updated 7 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 05, 2016-May 25, 2016
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    There is a growing interest in the consequences of hosting refugees for local populations. Such consequences need not to be unfavorable and in many instances the presence of refugees results in direct and indirect benefits for host communities. This survey was conducted to examine the influence of Congolese refugees on host communities in Rwanda, with a focus on labor market activity and economic welfare. The survey covered three refugee camps as well as their surrounding host communities. Data was collected in May 2016 and covers 427 refugee households and 953 host households.
  • Updated 21 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 11, 2017-May 29, 2017
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    Afghanistan hosts a protracted population of Pakistani refugees, who fled North Waziristan Agency in 2014 as a result of a joint military offensive by Pakistani government forces against non-state armed groups. As of May 2017, UNHCR has biometrically registered over 50,000 refugees in Khost province and 36,000 refugees in Paktika province, where access remains a challenge. Over 16,000 of these refugees receive shelter and essential services in the Gulan camp in Khost province, while most of the others live among the host population in various urban and rural locations. To better understand the needs of the refugees and the host communities, UNHCR and WFP agreed to conduct a joint assessment of Pakistani refugees in Khost and Paktika. The data collection commenced in May 2017 and covered 2,638 refugee households (2,198 in Khost and 440 in Paktika).