MPACT Initiatives (IMPACT), in collaboration with UNHCR, conducted a fifth round of the Multi-sector Needs Assessment (MSNA V) of refugees in Iraq who live in and out of formal camps, to provide a household-level analysis of sector-specific needs and vulnerabilities. This assessment and its findings aim to support the prioritization of decisions across and within different sectors and is to be used as a basis for developing the 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2021-2022. Further, for humanitarian actors and other partners to appropriately design their assistance and respond to COVID-19, information on the impact of the virus on refugees’ lives and livelihoods is necessary. By conducting this research, IMPACT, on behalf of UNHCR, sought to fill the information gap on multi-sectoral needs, movement intentions and the impact of COVID-19 on refugees’ lives, thus assisting humanitarian actors in organizing their response to protracted displacement of Syrian, Iranian, Turkish and Palestinian refugees across Iraq in the time of COVID-19.
Kind of Data
Event/transaction data [evn]
Unit of Analysis
Household and member
Version 2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Producers and sponsors
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
Simple random sampling depending on IDPs living in the targeted camps and enrolled in ASSIST.
The questionnaire contained the following sections: demographics, information about the head of this household, education, protection, livelihoods, social cohesion, shelter, WASH, food security, health, intentions, communication, basic needs.
Dates of Data Collection
Mode of data collection
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Data Collection Notes
Data collection was through KoBo xls form entered by enumerators in phone call interview due to the Covid-19 movement restrictions.
Version 01 (June 2023): This metadata was downloaded from the UNHCR catalog (https://microdata.unhcr.org/index.php/home) and it is identical to UNHCR version (UNHCR_IRQ_2020_MSNA_v2.1). The following two metadata fields were edited - Document ID and Survey ID.