The overview of the current social and humanitarian situation in the territory of the Donetsk People`s Republic as a result of hostilities from 05 to 11 February 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

Spring gradually comes to the Republic. In addition to a noticeable warming, last week the residents of Donbass were pleased with the news about the beginning of flowering of lesser celandine in the Khomutovskaya steppe. This is a plant that is one of the first which appears from under the snow in the pre-spring period.

An important and long-awaited event for the Republic was the news about the completion of the examination of design and estimate documentation for the restoration of the Saur-Mogila memorial. It is planned to erect a new stele, restore the pylons of the plateau, do preparation for the reconstruction of the pylons with the names of the dead Soviet soldiers, as well as repair of the road surface and steps to the monument.

In this context, great attention is drawn to the Forum on restoring Donbass with the participation of Russian builders and experts, which is planned to be held in Donetsk in the first half of this year. The event consists of issues of restoration and creation of the housing stock, modernization of housing and communal services, water and gas supply systems, and sewerage.

Unfortunately, the topic of housing destruction is still extremely relevant due to the insecurity on the contact line. JCCC representatives regularly recorded the shelling of peaceful territories from the AFU. In the period from February 6 to February 11, 13 cases of violation of the permanent ceasefire regime by Ukraine were documented. In total, 69 units of ammunition were fired on the territory of the DPR.

The epidemiological situation remains tense. According to official data from the Ministry of Health of the DPR, 138,789 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country. 17897 patients are in treatment, 9595 cases are fatal.

In this regard, the Ombudsman calls on citizens to comply with the new covid restrictions that came into force on February 10. From this moment, there is a ban on visiting cultural, sports, leisure, catering establishments, entertainment, leisure, educational, advertising, public and other events without a vaccination certificate.

The Ombudsman calls residents to remain vigilant and comply with the necessary sanitary and epidemiological standards. For personal safety, citizens are encouraged to sign up on the Ministry of Health website to be vaccinated as soon as possible.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 592 complaints.


  1. Death toll and injuries to civilians and soldiers as a result of hostilities in the territory of the Donetsk People`s Republic

The DPR Ombudsman’s Office documents cases of violations of Donbas citizens’ rights by the Ukrainian side, including the right to life, personal integrity and freedom of movement.


  1. Register of the prisoners of war, missing soldiers and civilians


  1. Register of displaced persons and affected citizens

At the time of armed conflict, the civilian population living in the zone of fighting and near the contact line is often affected. With the view to protect the human right to life and security of the person, and to provide assistance to victims as a result of armed aggression by Ukraine, there social facilities (dormitories, preventative clinics, health care centres).

In accordance with the Order of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic No. 137 of 24.04.2018, territorial commissions in cities and districts are now responsible for accommodating affected civilians. They work under the supervision of the Republican Commission on Resettlement of Affected Persons chaired by the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman