UNHCR conducts Protection Monitoring with partners to analyze trends in the protection environment and situation of refugees in all regions of Lebanon on an ongoing basis. With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Lebanon and the introduction of movement and other restrictions aimed at preventing and containing the spread of the virus, UNHCR and its Protection Monitoring partners Caritas, Intersos and Sheild developed a specific questionnaire to elicit feedback from refugees on the impact of the COVID-19 response on their protection and well-being.
The feedback from refugees is used to inform advocacy and programmatic interventions and modes of implementation with the aim of improving refugees' access to protection and essential services, assistance and information.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The questionnaire included key indicators on household demographics, shelter, medical conditions, COVID19 measures and penalties, special needs due to COVID 19
Disaster Risk Reduction
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
Producers and sponsors
Each week, the caseload is sampled by Registration and sent to partners, who have a set target for calls to conduct each week.
HHs are sampled by Registration to satisfy the following criteria:
1. Age and gender related criteria:
1. a20% Cases with individuals between 16 and 25 -50% male/female
1.b 30% Cases with individuals between 26 and 59 -50% male/female
1.c 10% Cases with individuals who are 60 and above -50%male/female
2. Specific needs criteria
2.a 20% Cases with older person at risk
2.b 10% Cases with one or family members with disability
2.c 10% Cases with one or more family members with critical medical condition
[note that this method results in sampling from overlapping stratas]
When sampling and assigning cases to partners, Registration is also taking into account:
3. the geographical distribution of refugees [although note - sampling is not yet exactly proportional to refugee distribution, but efforts are being made it to make it more so)
4. partners' capacity to complete the desired interview volume
5. the non-response rate that each partner is getting (e.g. this week Intersos BML was given more cases as they have a higher non-response rate than average)