Far North Joint Assessment of Nigerian Refugees - Nov 2021
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
UNHCR-WFP joint assessment mission (JAM) of Nigerian refugees in the Far North of Cameroon carried out between October 7 and 19, 2021. The objective of the assessment was to collect updated information on basic needs, shelter, food security, nutrition, water and sanitation, education, protection, security, common services, and livelihoods of Nigerian refugees to inform improved humanitarian assistance. This dataset contains data collected from samples of 607 out of approximately 10,000 households hosting 60,000 refugees in the Minawao settlement and 435 from close to 11,000 households hosting 57,000 refugees in host villages in surrounding border areas. The majority of the Nigerian Refugees in this Region fled violence and attacks perpetrated by Non-State Armed Groups (NSAGs) such as Boko-Haram in the Neighboring Nigeria since 2014. The report published in September 2022 reveals interesting findings such as the difference in dependency ratios between the refugees in camps and those living in the host population. Additionally, comparative analysis on indicators such as the Food Consumption Score (FCS) and the reduced Coping Strategy Index (rCSI) between the two (02) groups are conducted and yield some interesting findings.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- Basic Needs assessment of Nigerian Refugees in the Far North of Cameroon
- Food Security
- Water and Sanitization
- Protection Monitoring
Health and Nutrition
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Nigerian Refugees living in about 21000 households of the Minawao settlement and in Host Communities around it in the Far North Region of Cameroon.
Producers and sponsors
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UNHCR, WFP (2022). Cameroon: Cameroon: Far North Joint Assessment of Nigerian Refugees - Nov 2021. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org