On Saturday night, servicemen of the DPR People’s Militia evacuated another 31 civilians from the suburbs of Mariupol to the territory of the Republic. 17 minors are among them, four of which are from 0 to 3 years old. People evacuated from the war zone were placed in one of the social facilities in the village of Noviy Svet. The DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova promptly went to the place to control the conditions for the resettlement of the evacuees, as well as to clarify the main humanitarian needs for assistance.
All arrivals were provided with the necessary hygiene products, food, clothing, and medical support. In the near future, with the assistance of the Ombudsman, it is planned to transfer additional assistance to the social facility in accordance with the voiced needs.
People are exhausted, depressed. For the first time in three weeks, many of them were able to leave their shelters and go out into the fresh air. But even in this state, they found the strength to tell the Ombudsman and Ombudsman’s representatives about what was happening in the city. According to them, the humanitarian crisis in Mariupol has overcome a critical point. Light, water, heat, gas, communications are absent. The fighting doesn’t stop. At the same time, the Ukrainian military is blocking the exit from the city for the civilian population. Moreover, people are forcibly kept in basements. And the residents of Mariupol, who got out of this nightmare, now have only one desire – to be in silence.
“Since 2014, I have been dealing with the evacuation of people from war zones, providing humanitarian assistance to refugees. But holding back emotions is still hard. Especially when it is about a large number of children and young mothers with babies. For our part, we will do everything necessary to help them to feel better as soon as possible after what they have experienced and to return to normal life,” said Daria Morozova.