Daria Morozova made speech at Civic Chamber of RF with offers to carry out humanitarian mission in Donbass

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Daria Morozova took part in the round table on the topic “Creating networking to organize effective assistance to residents and refugees of Donbass” that took place in the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation this week. This is the first event aimed at consolidating the humanitarian efforts of civil society at such a level and format. The initiator and moderator was the member of the Commission of the Civic Chamber of the RF on demography, protection of family, children and traditional family values Natalya Moskvitina.

The discussion involved direct participants in humanitarian work in Donbass – volunteers, representatives of non-profit and religious organizations, the media, authorities of the DPR and LPR. In their speeches, the speakers talked about what is already being done to meet the needs of refugees and residents of the liberated territories of the region, and also highlighted problematic points. In particular, it was noted that humanitarian convoys constantly arrive in Donbass. However, despite this, the need for assistance is not reduced. And today it is extremely important for representatives of various state and public institutions to unite their efforts. This will help provide assistance more efficiently and respond to new requests in a timely manner.

The DPR Ombudsman joined the work of the round table in a remote format. First of all, Daria Morozova thanked the leadership and residents of the Russian Federation for their unprecedented support and assistance. She also spoke about the current humanitarian needs in temporary accommodation centres and in the liberated territories of the DPR. It is about baby food, baby care cosmetics, clothing and footwear for children and adults, bedding and elementary medicines in demand.

Also, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR drew attention to the need for reagents used in the work of the forensic biological laboratory of the Republican Bureau of Forensic Medical Examination of the DPR Ministry of Health. These substances are used in carrying out genetic (DNA) studies necessary to establish motherhood, paternity and identify the identities of those killed in the combat zones in Donbass.

“I know that many Russians want to provide all possible assistance to the Donbass. People themselves collect things, money and look for ways to transfer them to our territories. We believe that today it is important to create a mechanism that will simplify the possibility of providing such voluntary assistance,” said Daria Morozova and, on behalf of the leadership of the DPR, voiced specific proposals for organizing this activity. In particular, an initiative was presented to create a single Help Centre with branches in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation and a thematic information platform.

It should be noted that the participants of the round table exchanged contacts, agreed on interaction and cooperation. There is a preliminary decision to establish the practice of holding operational meetings in the Civiac Chamber of the Russian Federation to organize effective assistance to residents and refugees of Donbass on a regular basis.