The COVID- 19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on people's lives. The pandemic is no doubt evolving into an economic and labor market downturn affecting all communities. In Zambia, daily status updates by the Ministry of Health indicate that, the cumulative number of cases are nearing 2,000 (as of 10th July 2020). The pandemic has further compounded the already distressed macroeconomic outlook. Cognisant of the resultant effect on economic systems, including trade restrictions, limited mobility of people and goods, and restricted movement in and out of the refugee settlements, a multi- stakeholder rapid assessment was conducted (2,796 respondents) during the period 8th to 19th June to quantify /determine measurable impact on refugees and hosting community livelihoods. The rapid survey was conducted in Lusaka and in the three refugee settlements and hosting villages of Zambia based on stratified random sampling.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
Determine the measurable impact of COVID-19 on refugees and hosting community livelihoods in Zambia
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Lusaka and the three (Mantapala, Mayukwayukwa, Meheba) refugee settlements and hosting villages of Zambia
Refugees & host communities
Producers and sponsors
Stratified random sampling . A 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error was used to calculate sample size in each location. Strata were calculated based on camp and legal status