64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Promoting The MED-HIMS Experience to Improve Data on Refugees


64th ISI World Statistics Congress - Ottawa, Canada

Format: CPS Abstract

Session: CPS 24 - Statistics and migration

Monday 17 July 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Canada/Eastern)


This paper presents The Use of Household Surveys to gather Data on Refugees the ‘Mediterranean Household International Migration Survey’ (MED-HIMS). Experience, using data collected in the 2013 Egypt Household International Migration Survey (Egypt-HIMS). The survey was implemented by the Central Agency of Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) as part the MED-HIMS programmer which is a joint initiative of the European Commission/Eurostat, the World Bank, UNHCR, UNFPA, ILO, IOM, and the League of Arab States. Following a brief description of the design of the Egypt-HIMS, the paper provides a demographic and socioeconomic profile of the survey households and population according to the migration status of the household. Four types of households are considered: households with current migrants, households with return migrants, households with non-migrants, and households with forced migrants.
Egypt-HIMS Targeted Survey These 1,692 households included 6,813 persons, who were interviewed with the ‘Household Questionnaire’. Of the household population 4,309 persons (63.4%) were 15 years of age or more; – Of whom, 1,793 forced migrants were randomly selected and successfully interviewed with the ‘Individual Questionnaire for Forced Migrant’ The ‘Household Socio-economic Characteristics Questionnaire’ was also administered to each of the 1,692 households in the final sample
The analysis highlights what characteristics, and with what impacts. Main findings and key indicators are presented on the following aspects of forced migration and the causes, consequences and experiences of forced migrants.
In Egypt, forced migrants do not live in camps; there are no camps in Egypt, and forced migrants settle in dwellings., many forced migrants have “self-settled”, that is intermingled with local people who may be assisting them.
Key words: International migration- determinants of forced migration - Egypt-HIMS.