Examining the location of the existing refugee camps in Greece: Methodology and Results (3)

Methodology and Results (3)

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In the below dynamic map can someone see every area of the municipalities of interest charaterised by a specific type of land use such as agricltural areas, artificial, forest and seminatural, water bodies, wetlands and the characterisation others for the areas that no land use was found. Municipalities of interest are those municipalities that contain refugee camps. The numbers represent percantages of each category.

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A table summarizing this info is displayed above.

PDF (landuse_per_mun)

Emphasis is given to the region of central Macedonia since it is an area close to the unofficlial borders of Idomeni and it seems that the distribution of camps is dense. Therefore, we created a map depictind the land use of every municipality in pie charts.

map_pie_Charts (land-use-percentages-central-macedonia)

As we see from the calculated pecentages of each category in each municipality area,we understand that the land use as a factor does not play a major role in the site selection. All municipalities have almost the same percentages in each category with the greatest percrentages given to agricultural and forest and seminatural areas.The only exceptions are the municipalities of  Athens and Thessaloniki as long as the close areas. We see that  most of the camps are allocated in North Greece and in the East Aegean islands (where the entry point to Greece is).These two areas provide easier and faster access to the borders with Europe so this criteria is much more significant for site selection rather than the factor of land use.It is very important to say although,that these people,who stay here temporarily,need to be near artificial areas for the better service and support of their everyday-life needs.

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