Mobile Needs Assessment for non-Syrian Refugees - 2021
The main objective of the Mobile Needs Assessment is to update the knowledge base on the humanitarian needs and livelihoods situation at the household level for non-Syrian refugees in Jordan, inform the development of a vulnerability-based targeting strategy and strengthen the current food assistance framework, with the goal of providing longer-term assistance based on needs and improve food security in a sustainable manner.
Specific objectives of the Mobile Needs Assessment include:
Collecting first-hand up-to-date data on an extended sample of non-Syrian refugees
Exploring and understanding refugees’ basic needs, vulnerability, and livelihood opportunities also in the context of the COVID-19 onset;
Describing the socio-economic profile of and identify the most vulnerable non-Syrian refugee households;
Informing the programmatic decisions and targeting approach development for WFP in Q2-Q3 2021 and contributing to the existing evidence on targeting for UNHCR.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope includes:
- household demographics
- food consumption
- coping strategies
- protection risks
- access to health and water
Livelihood and Social cohesion
Producers and sponsors
In total, there are 89,818 non-Syrian individuals living in 44,570 households in Jordan. To generate representative findings for three different strata (Geography – Amman vs. Other areas; nationality –Iraqis vs. Non-Iraqis; assistance status – Beneficiaries vs. Non-beneficiaries of any UNHCR/WFP assistance), a total of complete 1548 household surveys are needed to achieve 95% confidence level and around 4% margin error for each strata.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Computer Assisted Telephone Interview [cati]
The questionnaire contained the following sections:
- Respondent Information
- Demographic Information
- Food Consumption
- Household Expenditure
- Coping strategies
- Shelter and safety
- Health service access
- End of survey remarks
UNHCR, WFP (2021). Jordan: Mobile Needs Assessment for non-Syrian Refugees - 2021. Accessed from: https://microdata.unhcr.org