Europe: Ukraine Situation Protection Profiling and Monitoring - Feb-Jun 2023
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
To strengthen and promote an evidence-based protection response, UNHCR and its partners implemented a protection profiling and monitoring exercise in Europe starting in May 2022 to regularly collect and analyze data about the profiles, protection risks, and needs of refugees from Ukraine and monitor changes over time. The exercise covered the following countries that received refugees from Ukraine: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
The protection profiling and monitoring involved household-level interviews conducted at border crossing points, reception and transit centres, collective sites, and assistance points in major cities using a structured questionnaire. Trained enumerators from UNHCR and partners collected data digitally using the Kobo Toolbox. While respondents were randomly selected to reduce bias, the sample is considered a non-probability sample and results should be considered indicative, meaning they cannot be extrapolated to the population of refugees from Ukraine. The result reflects the refugees' situation at the time of data collection.
The first round of data collection took place between May and Nov 2022. The focus of the first round was general profiling of Ukraine refugees and their needs, as well as key issues during the intial phase of the crisis such as family separation, etc.
In October 2022, a new questionnaire was rolled out, shifting towards exploring longer-term issues in host countries such as access to health care, education, etc. The second round took place between Oct 2022 and 15 Feb 2023. overlapping slightly with the first round, however the datasets are not comparable due to the change in the questionnaire. The third round employed the same questionnaire as the second, and took place between 16 Feb and 30 Jun 2023.
This dataset is the anonymous version of the data that was collected during the third round. It includes 21,340 household interviews. Data from the following countries are new to this round: Czechia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
The data from the first round is also available on the Microdata Library as a separate dataset for each country where the exercise took place.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
v2.1: Edited, cleaned and anonymised data.
The scope of the protection monitoring includes:
- household demographics
- refugee origin and movement
- specific vulnerabilities
- return intentions and concerns
- information needs
- communication channels
10 countries hosting refugees from Ukraine
Refugees from Ukraine
Producers and sponsors
Households were randomly sampled at border crossing points, reception and transit centres, collective sites, and assistance points in major cities. While households were randomly sampled, the sample is considered non-probability.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Structured questionnaire implemented using UNHCR's mobile data collection tool, Kobo Toolbox
UNHCR Global Data Service Statistics and Demographics Section