Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey September 2017
Refugee Camps: Aysaita and Berhale (Afar Region)
Aysaita and Berhale refugee camps are situated in Afar regional state, north-east part of Ethiopia. The 2017 SENS was a follow up to the previous surveys conducted in July/Aug 2015 and Sep/Oct 2016. The overall objective of the health and nutrition survey was to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Anthropometry and health, anaemia, Infant and young child feeding (IYCF), food security, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) modules following the UNHCR SENS guidelines and mortality module following the SMART methodology were covered in both camps. Mosquito net coverage module was not conducted since both camps lie in malaria free zone and mosquito net has never been distributed here. Simple random sampling technique was used during data collection. The data was collected using SMART phones pre-installed with Open Data Kit facility (ODK).
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 1.0: Basic raw data, obtained from data entry (before editing).
The SENS covered the following topics:
- Infants: Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices
- Children: Anthropometry and health, anaemia
- Women: health, anaemia
- Households: food security, water sanitation and hygiene
Health and Nutrition
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Afar Region, North East Ethiopia
The survey covered all de jure household members (usual residents), all women aged 15-49 years resident in the household, and all children aged 0-4 years (under age 5) resident in the household.
Producers and sponsors
Simple random sampling approach
No info is provided; to be computed post hoc
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
DDI Document ID
UNHCR Bureau for East, Horn and The Great Lakes Region
Documentation of the study
Development Economics Data Group
Metadata adapted for Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01: This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR Microdata Library catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document and Survey ID.