Nutrition Survey

Operational publications, 28 May 2009

The UN refugee agency, in coordination with the World Food Programme and through its implementing partners, is responsible for monitoring the nutritional status of refugees through regular surveys and an effective surveillance system.

UNHCR Standardised Expanded Nutrition Survey Guidelines

SMART (2006) Measuring mortality, nutritional status and food security in crisis situations: SMART methodology, version 1.

Can be downloaded at:

Duffield A, Taylor A (2004) Emergency Nutrition assessment: Guidelines for Field Workers. Save the Children.

Can be downloaded at Save the Children: