Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees in Kenya, 2020
Demographic and Health Survey [hh/dhs]
The participnats of this phone interview were identified using mixed methods. Stratified random sampling were adopted for PoCs based in Kakuma, Kalobeyei, Dadaab and Urban areas. While a census were used for all PoCs who were 18+ years amongst the Shona community; this cohort forms 48.6% of the enumerated population of the Shona people. The survey was conducted at two levels; household and individual. 1,332 households were reached. The survey consent rate was 51 percent. From these households, 3,529 individuals were selected and interviewed.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Individual and Household
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for public distribution. Full wave.
The socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of persons of concern in Kenya
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Producers and sponsors
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
University of California
1000 individuals (18 years and above) with active phone numbers were randomly selected from UNHCR database for each of the four camp sites - Kakuma, Kalobeyei, Dadaab and Urban. For Shona, we took the sample from the Socioeconomic Assessment survey. Due to the smaller sample size of the Shona population (782), we use everybody in the sample. Those selected individuals from each site were sent an SMS, stating that they have been randomly selected to participate in a socio-economic impact of COVID-19 survey. Out of the individuals who were delivered the SMS, 250 individuals were selected from each site for the survey giving a sum of 3,529 individuals.
Already computed; see the database
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Personal Interview [capi]
The questionnaire included 12 sections
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Household background
Section 3: Travel patterns and interactions
Section 4: Employment
Section 5: Food security
Section 6: Income Loss
Section 7: Transfers
Section 8: Subjective welfare (50% of sample)
Section 9: Health
Section 10: COVID Knowledge
Section 11: Household and Social Relations (50% of sample)
Section 12: Conclusion
UNHCR (2020). Socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on refugees in Kenya, May - June, 2020 - Anonymized for Public Use. Geneva: UNHCR, Ref. UNHCR_Socioeconomic_impact_of_COVID_19_on_PoCs_in_Kenya. Dataset downloaded from https://microdata.unhcr.org on [date].