The overview of the current social and humanitarian situation in the territory of the Donetsk People`s Republic as a result of hostilities in the period 16 to 22 July 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

The operation on the liberation of Donbass continues. According to the latest data, 255 settlements, including Berestovoe, have already been liberated by the joint forces of the SMO in the DPR. Fighting is underway in the vicinity of Slavyansk and Avdeevka.

Due to constant defeats on all fronts, the militants of the armed formations of Ukraine continue to take out their powerlessness and failures on the civilian population of Donbass. Thus, on July 20, as a result of a massive shelling of Donetsk and Gorlovka by the AFU, three civilians were killed. Two more people, including a child, were seriously injured. These crimes will not go unpunished, and the perpetrators will receive the punishment they deserve.

However, despite the terrorist attacks of Kyiv, the Republic continues to restore and improve life in the liberated territories. This is largely facilitated by bilateral partnerships with allied states.

Thus, Representatives of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova delivered over six tons of humanitarian aid to the DPR as part of the action “From Heart to Heart”, in which the Fund for Support and Assistance to Children named after Primakov, the “Planet” Fund, the “Renaissance and Hope” Fund took part. Assistance was collected according to the list of needs, which was formed with the assistance of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR.

Assistance was provided to patients of the Republican Trauma Center and the Republican Children’s Clinical Hospital in Donetsk, the Clinical Mining Hospital in Makeyevka, as well as citizens living in a temporary accommodation centre in the city of Shakhtyorsk.

Another important social and humanitarian event for Donbass, provided for by the Cooperation Agreement between the administration of the city of Makeevka and the Government of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, was the trip of 150 children of privileged categories from the city of Makeevka on vacation to the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra. Children will have a rest in the Surgut multidisciplinary rehabilitation centre and the Khanty-Mansiysk centre for promoting family education. A cultural program will be organized for them, and they will also receive medical and psychological assistance.

Such cooperation between the DPR and the Russian Federation once again demonstrates the unity and determination of the two states in their commitment to the values ​​of justice, peace and humanism.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 17054 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 Donbass citizens’ rights by the Ukrainian side, including the right to life, personal integrity and freedom of movement.


2. 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.