Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Socio-Economic and Protection Situation of Refugees in the Mbera Refugee Camp, July 2020
This sampling survey was designed to rapidly measure the protection and socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the refugee population in Mbera camp the region of Hodh Echargui in Mauritania.
The result shows that the socio-economic situation of all households across all vulnerability categories has degraded due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The top four fears of refugees are related to food shortages, price increases, disruption of basic service facilities and travel restrictions.
Unit of Analysis
The scope includes: household characteristics, health access, diet, livelihood, education, Covid 19 impact.
Health and Nutrition
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Producers and sponsors
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Out of the total 14,222 households in the Mbera camp as of 30 June, 102 households (0,8%) were randomly selected respecting the AGD (Age, Gender, and Diversity) approach.
Weight was calculated dividing the total number of households by the sample size.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Ten refugees who already have experience in conducting surveys were selected as surveyors. They received one day training by UNHCR before conducting this socio-economic survey. The interview was conducted under the supervision of UNHCR and UNHCR’s camp management partner, LWF, through face-to-face sessions from Wednesday 08 to Thursday 09 July 2020. The response rate was 100% . The data was integrated into the UNHCR’s kobo tool kit for rapid analysis.
The The questionnaire includes the following sections: access to health, alimentary consummation, access to food and market, means of subsistence, sources of income, education and connectivity, protection, psychosocial.
Please cite as follows:
UNHCR (2020) Survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic and protection situation of refugees in the Mbera refugee camp. Ref. UNHCR_MRT_SEA_MBERA_2020. UNHCR microdata library: https://microdata.unhcr.org
Archive where study is originally stored
United Nations Refugee Agency Microdata Library
Original Archive Study ID: UNHCR_MRT_2020_SEA_MBERA_v2.1
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Date of Metadata Production
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Version 1 (May 2021). This version is identical to UNHCR DDI ID: UNHCR_MRT_2020_SEA_MBERA_v2.1, except the following edits were made:
- Minor spelling, grammatical, and formatting corrections
- Specified the archive where study is originally stored