Joint Assessment of Refugees from Burundi in Lusenda and Mulongwe Refugee Camps – Jan 2021
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
In January 2021, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) undertook an assessment of refugees from Burundi in the Lusenda and Mulongwe refugee camps in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The objective of the assessment was to assess the relevance of UNHCR and WFP's targeting in the context of Burundian refugees and possibly develop a targeting strategy harmonized as much as possible with other refugee populations in DRC.
A secondary objective was to introduce barcodes linked to unique identifiers used in registration. This vulnerability assessment was conducted through an exhaustive inventory of all refugee households living in the Lusenda and Mulongwe camps (South Kivu) as well as those living outside the camps and who went to the interview locations in the camps. The survey targeted Burundian refugee households assisted by WFP and UNHCR. The data collected during the survey are quantitative and were supplemented by qualitative data collected in February 2021 in the camps of Lusenda and Mulongwe through four focus group discussions per camp for a total of eight focus groups. All refugee households in Lusenda and Mulongwe camps as well as those living outside the camp, were interviewed with a core set of questions (see variable `TypeEnquete`, response `Ciblage`). In addition, 7% of households, randomly selected, participated in a more detailed interview (see variable `TypeEnquete`, response `Exhaustive`). A total of 7,873 households were selected.
This dataset represents an anonymous version of the original dataset. A sample of the original dataset was drawn as part of the anonymization. The sample was stratified by camp (`Lusenda` or `Muolongwe`) and the type of survey (`Ciblage` or `Exhaustive`). All respondents that were part of the `Exhaustive` survey were preserved, while a random sample of the respondents that were part of the `Ciblage` survey was taken. The variable `strata` defines which records correspond with which group, and `survey_weight` provide the final weights.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household demographics
- food production
- food security and nutrition
- income, expenditures and debt
- living conditions
- water and sanitation
- feedback on humanitarian assistance
Health and Nutrition
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Water Sanitation Hygiene
assets and income
Lusenda and Mulongwe refugee camps in South Kivu.
Refugees from Burundi living in Lusenda and Mulongwe refugee camps in South Kivu
Producers and sponsors
The original dataset was a full enumeration for a core set of questions related to demographics, livelihoods and assets (TypeEnquete `ciblage`). A random sample of households were selected to answer an additional set of supplementary questions relating to their livelihoods, food consumption and coping strategies (TypeEnquete `exhaustive`). The anonymous data published on the Microdata Library is a stratified random sample of the original dataset. Data is stratified by by site (Lusenda and Mulongwe) and further more into the group of households that was asked only the base questions (`ciblage`) and the group of households that was asked the base questions and additional supplementary questions (`exhaustive`).
Sample weights (`survey_weight`) were calculated using the inverse probability of selection, i.e. the size of the sample frame (N) divided by the sample size (n). Weights were calculated for each strata (`strata`).
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
UNHCR, WFP (2022). Congo, Dem. Rep.: Joint Assessment of Refugees from Burundi in Lusenda and Mulongwe Refugee Camps – Jan 2021. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org