Joint Assessment of Refugees from South Sudan in the Sites in Biringi, Bele and Meri, March 2021
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
Between February and March 2021, UNHCR and WFP undertook an assessment of refugees from South Sudan in the sites of Biringi (Ituri province), Bele and Meri (Haut Uélé province) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The objective of the assessment was to update the basic knowledge on the humanitarian needs of the whole South Sudanese refugee population in these sites to inform programmatic decisions and assess the relevance of a harmonized humanitarian targetting strategy based on level of vulnerability.
The assessment was carried out jointly by UNHCR and WFP. All refugee households in all sites were interviewed, consisting of 8,630 households. This dataset represents an anonymous version of the original dataset. A 20% random sample of the original dataset was drawn as part of the anonymization. The sample was stratified by site (`Mele`, `Beri` and `Biringi`). The variable `survey_weight` provide the final weights.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household demographics
- food production
- food security and nutrition
- income, expenditures and debt
- living conditions
- water and sanitation
- feedback on humanitarian assistance
Health and Nutrition
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Water Sanitation Hygiene
assets and income
Biringi (Ituri province), Bele and Meri (Haut Uélé province) refugee camps.
Refugees from South Sudan living in sites of Biringi (Ituri province), Bele and Meri (Haut Uélé province) refugee camps.
Producers and sponsors
The original dataset was a full enumeration. The anonymous data published on the Microdata Library is a stratified random sample of the original dataset, stratified by camp (`camp`).
Sample weights (`survey_weight`) were calculated using the inverse probability of selection, i.e. the size of the sample frame (N) divided by the sample size (n). Weights were calculated for each camp (`camp`).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
UNHCR, WFP (2022). Congo, Dem. Rep.: Joint Assessment of Refugees from South Sudan in the Sites in Biringi, Bele and Meri – Mar 2021. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org
Archive where study is originally stored
United Nations Refugee Agency Microdata Library
Original Archive Study ID: UNHCR_WFP_COD_2021_JAM_SouthSudan_v2.1
DDI Document ID
Development Data Group
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 1 (December 2022). This version is identical to UNHCR DDI ID: UNHCR_WFP_COD_2021_JAM_SouthSudan_v2.1, except the following edits were made:
-Document ID and Survey ID,
- Minor formatting corrections
- Specified the archive where study is originally stored