Distribution Network Design for Syrian Refugees in Kilis Optimising cost and reach: parameters and solutions

These data sets are prepared and used within a humanitarian operations project entitled "Innovating the Turkish supply chain for services in humanitarian aid".

The initial data set includes the GIS coordination and population information of a central depot (Municipality building), 18 potential service points (2 hospitals, 1 Red Crescent office, and 15 schools) together with 187 (109 villages and 78 neighbourhoods) main locations where Syrian refugees inhabit in the Kilis province in southern Turkey. Locations are classified as Villages (Köy) and Neighbourhoods (Mahalle) based on administrative divisions of Turkey. A matrix of pair-wise distances (in Km) among the identified locations is provided accordingly. The population of each identified demand location, which is obtained from the local government in 2018, is provided as well.

Two additional data sets, given in zip files, are representing the supplementary data for an academic paper submitted to EJOR during the above-mentioned project. The first zip file provides parameters and solutions of 505 instances corresponding to different capacity configurations of E-voucher distribution network for Syrian refugees in Kilis. The second zip file, provides some relatively small dummy instances, created from TSPLIB networks, for algorithm evaluation and benchmark purpose. A ‘README’ file is given in each of them explaining the details of parameter files and layout of the data to enable OR practitioners to solve the same instances by alternative approaches for comparison and assessment purposes.

refugees, turkey, location, population

Cite this dataset as:
Kian, R., Demir, M., Erdogan, G., Kara, B., Salman, S., de Leeuw, S., Sabet, E., 2021. Distribution Network Design for Syrian Refugees in Kilis Optimising cost and reach: parameters and solutions. Mendeley Data. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17632/36y25cbbx8.3.


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Ramez Kian
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Nottingham Trent University

Muhittin Demir
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Izmir University of Economics

Gunes Erdogan
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University of Bath

Bahar Kara
Rights Holder
Bilkent University

Sibel Salman
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Koc University

Sander de Leeuw
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Nottingham Trent University

Ehsan Sabet
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Loughborough University


University of Bath
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Collection date(s):

From 1 September 2016 to 31 May 2019

Geographical coverage:

Kilis (Southern Turkey), Turkey


Additional information:

This dataset identifies communities by type, district, longitude, lattitude and population size (where applicable). The nodes are numbered. In a second tab, distances between nodes are calculated using geospatial software.


Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Newton RCUK - TUBITAK : Innovating the Turkish Supply Chain for Services in Humanitarian Aid

Publication details

Publication date: 11 February 2021
by: Mendeley Data

Version: 3

This is the latest version of this item.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17632/36y25cbbx8.3

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1035

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Gunes Erdogan


School of Management
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