Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (refugees from Burundi, Central African Republic and South Sudan) - 2019
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
The UNHCR Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) provide regular nutrition data that plays a key role in delivering effective and timely interventions to ensure good nutritional outcomes in the refugee populations.
UNHCR in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and with support from ADES, UNICEF and WFP organized and series of three SENS in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the first half of 2019 focusing on the following locations and population groups:
- in camps hosting refugees from Burundi (Sud-Kivu province);
- in camps and among host populations hosting refugees from Central African Republic (Bas-Uélé, Nord-Ubangi and Sud-Ubangi provinces), and
- in camps and among host populations hosting refugees from South Sudan (Haut-Uélé and Ituri provinces).
The survey includes seven modules: household composition, income, consumption and food security, use of mosquito nets, water and sanitation (WASH), children under five, and women of childbearing age. See further details in the three reports.
This data is the anonymous version of the original data collected for primary use.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Individual and Household
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- food security
- water, sanitation and hygiene
- mosquito net coverage
- nutrition of women 15-49 yrs and children under 5
Health and Nutrition
Malaria Prevention and Control
Water Sanitation Hygiene
Refugee camps in Sud-Kivu province and in refugee camps and host populations in Bas-Uélé, Haut-Uélé, Ituri, Nord-Ubangi and Sud-Ubangi provinces.
All refugees from Burundi, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
Producers and sponsors
Ministère de la Santé
Stratified two-stage cluster sampling. See details in the report.
Raw survey weights were calculated separately for each module by dividing the sample frame of each site by the number of observations for each site.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The SENS survey consisted of one questionnaire per module: household composition (hh), consumption and food security (cons), income (inc), mosquito net (tn), water and sanitation (ws), children under five (ch), and women of childbearing age (wm).
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section
UNHCR (2022). Congo, Dem. Rep.: Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey (refugees from Burundi, Central African Republic and South Sudan) - 2019. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org