2018 Honduras Migration Crisis Case Study

Published: 22 September 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2t6b48hj6r.1
Osman Baturhan Bayraktar,


In this dataset, 2018 Honduras Migrant Caravan Crisis is documented. In October 2018, a refugee movement started from Central America to the USA. People from Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua gathered to leave their country because of various reasons such as poverty, crime rates in their country, and political pressures, seeking a new life with better living conditions and better jobs. On October 12th, the group started their march with 160 people from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. With the help of social media and other communication channels, the march became popular and the number of supporters escalated rapidly. It is estimated that more than 7000 people attended the walk. The refugee groups followed a main path by walking. Refugees were separated into smaller groups according to their travel modes, such as walking, public transportation, private cars, and sometimes hitchhiking. Some groups combined all these modes. The dataset is divided into 3 sub datasets according to the instance sizes: small-, medium-, and large-size datasets. In each small-, medium-, and large-size dataset, the longest path contains contains 10, 20, and 30 nodes, respectively. The data is created by examining several news sources daily. The large-size data set includes instances that use the main network. There are 25 instances in each data set and the instances of a data set differ in terms of the number of refugee groups or paths. The details of the dataset can be found in "GeneralInformation" file. The data generation phase is shared in the related article prepared by the authors.



Koc Universitesi


Operations Research, Logistics, Refugee, Facility Location, Humanitarian Operations