HXL Humanitarian Caseload

| February 16, 2022

HXL has a selection of attributes for distinguishing sex and age. For sex, it has +f for female, +m for male, and +i for non-gender-binary; for broad age groups, it has +infants, +children, +adolescents, +adults, and +elderly. You can also use +total to distinguish a column that sums up the others. Here are some examples, using #affected +idps (number of internally displaced people) as a base:

#affected +idps +f +children number of internally-displaced girls
#affected +idps +m +adults number of internally-displaced men
#affected +idps +total total number of internally-displaced people

Sometimes, you will want to include specific age groups in addition to the broad ones in the HXL core. To do that, create your own attribute with the starting with “age_” followed by the first number, an underscore, and a second number. For example, to tag girls age 5-12, you could use #affected +f +children +age_5_12. Note that it’s still important to include the general +children attribute.


| February 16, 2022

HXL uses the attribute +ind to specify that a column of numbers applies to individuals, or +hh if the column applies to households. Individuals is assumed by default. For example, a column with the number of refugee households targeted for assistance would be described using #targeted+refugees+hh whereas the number of refugees targeted for assistance could be described using either #targeted+refugees or #targeted+refugees+ind.