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dc.contributor.authorKarsu, Özlemen_US
dc.contributor.authorKara, Bahar Yetişen_US
dc.contributor.authorSelvi, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-10T11:24:59Zen_US
dc.date.available2020-02-10T11:24:59Zen_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.issn2042-6747
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/53229
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Motivated by the increasing need to provide support to refugees, which remains as a pressing issue in the agenda of many countries, the purpose of this paper is to consider the refugee camp management problem. Although each of these countries may have different procedures shaped by their own culture, rules and regulations, the main structure of the problem can be modeled utilizing a general framework which will apply to different practices. Design/methodology/approach: In this study, the authors consider the issue with an operations research (OR) perspective and provide such a framework utilizing Turkish Red Crescent (TRC)’s field expertise in many regions of the world. In the proposed framework, the overall refugee camp management problem is first categorized in two main phases: the establishment phase, which consists of one-time decisions like infrastructure design and the administration phase, which focuses on routine decisions that are taken on a periodic basis like aid distribution. Findings: The authors then provide a unifying decision-making model for the establishment phase and detail the administrative phase via subcategories, linking the relevant problems to the OR literature. The proposed framework is general enough to be used by practitioners and to be utilized by the academicians to define new OR problems to the literature. Originality/value: TRC’s know-how is very broad and extensive. Integrating that know-how with OR perspective, the authors provide a general framework that could be of use to practitioners as well as academicians. The proposed framework will constitute an example for countries of asylum and national or international NGOs to manage the refugee camps efficiently. The authors also highlight main challenges and dynamics of the decision-making problems encountered in different parts of the proposed framework, which may constitute many different problems to the OR literature each of which can open new venues for future research.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Managementen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JHLSCM-01-2018-0007en_US
dc.subjectHumanitarian operationsen_US
dc.subjectCamp administrationen_US
dc.subjectCamp establishmenten_US
dc.subjectRefugee camp managementen_US
dc.titleThe refugee camp management: a general framework and a unifying decision-making modelen_US
dc.typeReviewen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineeringen_US
dc.citation.spage131en_US
dc.citation.epage150en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber9en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JHLSCM-01-2018-0007en_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishingen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorKarsu, Özlemen_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorKara, Bahar Yetişen_US


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