Multi Sector Needs Assessment: Cox’s Bazar, Rohingya Refugee Response - January 2019
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.
Unit of Analysis
2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
The scope of the survey includes:
- household characteristics
- risk perceived
- shelter details
- individual characteristics
- working sector
Domestic Needs/Household Support
33 refugee sites in the upazilas of Ukhiya and Teknaf in Cox's Bazar district.
Producers and sponsors
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Data collection was conducted in 33 refugee sites. The sample frame was developed to yield representative results at the camp level at a 95% confidence level with 10% margin of error at the camp level, and 95% confidence level with 5% margin of error at aggregate level for all camps.
Sample weights for the household data were computed dividing, for each camp, the population by the sample size.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Impact - REACH
The survey questionnaire used to collect the data consists of the following sections: general information and demographics, education, health, livelihoods, food assistance, shelter and non-food items, protection, site management, wash, communication, direct observation.
Data was anonymized with recoding and local supression.
Cite this data as follows:
UNHCR (2019) Multi Sector Needs Assessment: Coxs Bazar, Rohingya Refugee Response - January 2019. UNHCR microdata library: https://microdata.unhcr.org
Archive where study is originally stored
United Nations Refugee Agency Microdata Library
Original Archive Study ID: UNHCR_BGD_MSNA_2019_v2.1
DDI Document ID
United Nations Refugee Agency
Documentation of the study
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 1 (April 2021). This version is identical to UNHCR DDI ID: UNHCR_BGD_MSNA_2019_v2.1 except the following edits were made:
- Minor spelling, grammatical, and formatting corrections
- Specified the archive where study is originally stored