The UNHCR Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) provide regular nutrition data that plays a key role in delivering effective and timely interventions to ensure good nutritional outcomes among populations affected by forced displacement. This survey took place in Goudebou, Mentao and Sag-Nioniogo refugee camps in July 2014. It was organized by UNHCR in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, World Food Programme (WFP), IEDA Relief, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), Médicins du Monde France, Action Against Hunger (ACF), Save the Children and Association Tin Hinan.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Children 0-23 months
Children 6-59 months
Women 15-49 years
Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
The SENS covered the following topics:
- Children 0-23 months: feeding practices
- Children 6-59 months: prevalence of acute malnutrition, underweight, stunting and anaemia, coverage of vit A supplementation, and prevalence of diarrhea
- Children 9-59 months: coverage of measles vaccination, vitamin A supplementation and deworming
- Women 15-49 years: prevalence of anaemia
- Household: food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene practices, use of mosquito nets
Health and Nutrition
Goudebou, Mentao and Sag-Nioniogo refugee camps
children 0-59 months
women 15-49 years
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
The sample size was determined based on the Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transition (SMART) methodology and calculated using ENA for SMART software. Each camp was treated as a strata in the sample. The sample size for each module is as follows:
- Goudebo: 223 out of 2,581 households (sample frame size) sampled for the mosquito net module, 453 out of 2,581 households sampled for the water and sanitation module, 189 women in 189 households out of 2,581 households sampled in the women's module and 352 children out of 1,667 children sampled for the children's module.
- Mentao: 211 out of 2,581 households sampled for the mosquito net module, 423 out of 2,581 households sampled for the water and sanitation module, 162 women in 143 households out of 2,581 households sampled in the women's module and 279 children out of 2,183 children sampled for the children's module.
- Sagniongo: 105 out of 459 households sampled for the mosquito net module,193 out of 459 households sampled for the water and sanitation module, 98 women in 80 households out of 459 households sampled in the women's module and 152 children out of 310 children sampled for the children's module.
Data are weighted by refugee camp and target population: children 0-59 months, women 15-49 years and households. Design weights included in datasets (see survey_weight).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UN Refugee Agency
Household size above 10 in household-level modules top-coded to 10.