Monitoring of the Effects of Economic Deterioration on Refugee Households, Wave 3 (SYR) 2020
The Monitoring of the Effects of the Economic Deterioration on Refugee Households dataset is a Phone survey of Syrian and non-Syrian households to monitor the changes over time in key areas in the context of the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon. This wave focuses on: livelihoods, economic vulnerability, living conditions, access to health services, food and livelihood coping strategies, covid-19. This dataset includes only the Syrian refugees cases.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- Livelihoods: Loss of jobs, salary cuts, job retention and new job opportunities
- Economic vulnerability: household debt
- Living conditions: rental costs, mobility, eviction and eviction threats
- Access to health services: demand and access to primary healthcare and hospitalization
- Food and Livelihood Coping Strategies: Rates of key negative food and non-food related coping strategies
- COVID-19: Access to hygiene items
Health Care Referral Services
Domestic Needs/Household Support
Livelihood & Social cohesion
Producers and sponsors
A nationally representative sample was extracted from the UNHCR database in Lebanon using a simple random sampling approach. Two nationally representative samples were extracted: (1)Syrian refugees, and (2)Non-Syrian refugees. Data collected through the call center via Phone survey. To account for non-response rate, 1,000 Syrian and 1,000 non-Syrian cases were sampled. NB: Please note that while comparison is usually made to VARON/VASYR, methodologies completely differ and as such comparisons should be approached with caution and not interpreted to the dot. Results: 60% response rate for Syrians, 588 interviews completed.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
Data Collection Notes
Interviews were made by phone.
The questionnaire included key indicators on household demographics, shelter, expenditures, livelihoods, debt, coping strategies, food security and consumption, and health.
Please cite as follows:
UNHCR (2020) Monitoring of the effects of Economic Deterioration on Refugee Households, Wave 3, UNHCR microdata library, https://microdata.unhcr.org