Starting in February 2022, an increasing number of refugees and third-country nationals (TCNs) entering Slovakia was registered as a result of the war in Ukraine. As of 25 May 2022, Slovak authorities reported over 450,000 arrivals from Ukraine out of whom close to 420,000 were Ukrainian refugees and close to 14,000 TCNs. Data collected by REACH between March and June 2022 also indicated that 38% of respondents crossing the border into Slovakia considered it as their final destination and that 65% of those intended to stay in the country as long as the conflict in Ukraine continued. To respond to their needs, collective centers (CCs) were to host the refugees. While these centers play a key role in the humanitarian response, the overwhelming majority of refugees reside in the host community; however, little to no information is currently available (May 2022) to response actors regarding their demographic profile, household composition, geographical presence, vulnerabilities, humanitarian needs, movement intentions, or coping capacities.
In this context, REACH with the support of UNHCR undertook a multi-sector needs assessment (MSNA) light with the global objective of supporting an evidence-based humanitarian response in Slovakia through the provision of multi-sectoral data about the needs and coping capacities of Ukrainian refugee households in the country. Data collection took place between 18 July and 12 August2022. This dataset is the anonymous version of the original dataset. Note that the variable nationality was removed from the dataset to protect data subjects, however all but one respondent was of Ukrainian nationality.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope of the survey includes:
- cash and livelihoods
- accountability - feedback on humanitarian assistance
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Gender Based Violence
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
All 8 regions of the Slovak Republic
Persons of concerns (PoCs) to UNHCR living inside collective centres (2,149 individuals / 611 households) and outside collective centres (76,452 individuals / 21,844 households) in the Slovak Republic.
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
People in Need
Households living inside collective centres were purposively selected, and thus are not statistically representative. Households living outside of collective centres were selected using a two-stage random sampling (not stratified).
Sample weights were not used in the original analysis as data was analyzed separately for households in collective centres and households living outside of collective centres.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
This assessment was implemented following a quantitative approach, in which primary data was collected through a structured survey, which included multi-sectoral questions pertaining to both the individual and household level. As such, two separate microdata files were produced; one at the household-level and one at the individual-level.
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
REACH, UNHCR, People in Need (2022). Slovak Republic: Multi-Sector Needs Assessment - 2022. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org
DDI Document ID
UN Refugee Agency
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (December 2022): This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_SVK_2022_MSNA_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.