In 2015, Mozambique was host to a total of 13,217 refugees. The Maratane refugee camp was the only official settlement for asylum seekers and refugee in Mozambique since 2003, hosting 7,360 refugees (1,784 households). The majority of refugees were from the Great Lakes Region, namely Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. The nutrition study in 2012 found a stable level of acute malnutrition, but persistent high levels of chronic malnutrition amongst children, and anaemia amongst both children and adult women. UNHCR conducted two nutrition surveys in Maratane’s refugee camp between the 25th of April and the 2nd of May 2015, one with a representative sample of the refugee population of the camp and another with the children of refugees who have arrived within the last six months to the camp.
This data is the anonymous version of the data collected for the 2015 surveys. See details on the specific objectives of the survey and survey methods in the report.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Household and individual
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- mosquito net coverage
- water, sanitation and hygiene
- nutritional status of infants and children under 5
- women aged 15 to 49 years
Health and Nutrition
Malaria Prevention and Control
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Maratane refugee camp, Mozambique
all refugee households living in the camp
Producers and sponsors
Stratified random sampling
Raw survey weights are included in the dataset (see survey_weight), and were calculated by dividing the total number of households/individuals in the sample frame by the size of the sample for each module and each of the two surveys.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section