This dataset was collected as a complement to UN Global Pulse, UNHCR, Durham University, WHO and OCHA's study on simulation models to help with COVID-19 planning in world’s largest refugee settlement. The spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 presents many challenges to healthcare systems and infrastructures across the world, exacerbating inequalities and leaving the world’s most vulnerable populations most affected. Given their density and available infrastructure, refugee and internally displaced person (IDP) settlements can be particularly susceptible to disease spread. This survey collected data on individual's contact, interactions and time spent in public zones of refugees' camps in Cox's Bazar, in order to fill spreading matrices to inform this simulation of spread.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
- v2.1: Edited, anonymous dataset for licensed distribution.
Basic demographics, attendance to learning centers; attendance to food distribution centers; attendance to e-voucher outlets; attendance to community centers; attendance to religious meetings; time spent in water pumps and latrines.
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM)
Health Care Referral Services
All participants of Community Based Protection Groups
Producers and sponsors
UN Global Pulse
Sample frame obtained from lists of Community-Based Protection regular working groups. Each camp group was stratified by gender, age and disabilities, and members of each camp were randomly selected from the working groups of 20 camps in Cox's Bazar.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UNHCR (2020). Bangladesh: COVID-19 Exposure and Protective Measures. Accessed from https://microdata.unhcr.org