Ukraine Situation Protection Profiling and Monitoring - Oct 2022 - Feb 2023
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This comprehensive dataset provides invaluable insights into the evolving protection needs and integration challenges facing Ukrainian refugees several months into displacement in major host countries. It contains the results of 17,708 household interviews conducted by UNHCR and partners between October 2022 and February 15, 2023 across 5 key reception countries: Hungary, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
The interviews were carried out through rigorous random sampling at strategically selected locations including border crossings, reception and transit centers, collective sites, and assistance points in major cities. The questionnaire was redesigned for this second round to focus on pressing longer-term issues like healthcare, education, employment, housing, and local integration.
While the sampling provides indicative findings only due to the non-probability approach, the dataset offers a rich evidence base to inform policy and programming. By comparing results over time with the first round (May-November 2022), researchers can analyze trends in refugees' situations, vulnerabilities, coping mechanisms, and unmet needs several months into displacement.
The data collection was part of UNHCR's comprehensive protection profiling and monitoring exercise implemented since May 2022 to regularly gather insights into Ukrainian refugees' evolving profiles, risks, and needs. Detailed methodology documentation is provided to support proper interpretation and ethical utilization of the data.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned, and anonymised data.
The scope of the protection monitoring includes:
- household demographics
- refugee origin and movement
- specific vulnerabilities
- return intentions and concerns
- information needs
- communication channels
5 countries hosting refugees from Ukraine
Producers and sponsors
While respondents are randomly selected to reduce bias, the sample is considered a non-probability sample and results should be considered indicative, meaning they cannot be extrapolated to the population of refugees from Ukraine. The result reflects the refugees' situation at the time of data collection.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Interviews were conducted in person only with the head of the household or any other adult members consenting to the interview and willing to respond on behalf of the household. Two separate microdata files were produced; one at the household-level and one at the individual-level.
Structured questionnaire implemented using UNHCR's mobile data collection tool, Kobo Toolbox
UNHCR (2023). Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic: Ukraine Situation Protection Profiling and Monitoring - Oct 2022 - Feb 2023. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org