Joint Standardized Expanded Nutrition Survey Final Report For Assosa (Sherkole, Bambasi, Tongo, Tsore And Gure Shembola) Refugee Camps Benishangul Gumuz Region – Ethiopia


Surveys Conducted: 09th – 31st October 2017

Report Completed: December 2017

Jointly Coordinated By UNHCR, ARRA, WFP And AAH

Executive Summary

Assosa refugee camps are situated in Benishangul Gumuz regional state which is located in the West part of Ethiopia. UNHCR Assosa Sub Office comprises five camps namely Sherkole, Bambasi, Tongo, Tsore and the newly established Gure Shembola. In 2017, Standardized Expanded Nutrition Surveys (SENS) were conducted by UNHCR in collaboration with WFP, ARRA and AAH from 9th of October to 31st of October 2017 in all camps.

This was a follow up to the previous SENS surveys conducted in August 2013 and October 2015 with the exception of Gure Shembola camp. Anthropometry and health, Anaemia, Infant and young child feeding (IYCF), Food security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) following the UNHCR SENS guidelines and SMART methodology were covered in all camps. Mortality data was also collected in addition of the above SENS standard Modules.

Objectives of the survey: The overall objective of the health and nutrition survey was to assess the nutritional and health status of the refugee population and deduce workable recommendations to address identified gaps.