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 26 September and 02 October 2023

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

We present for our citizens an overview of the key events of the week in the Republic, the latest statistics of people’s appeals to the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR, as well as updated data on the casualties and victims of Ukraine’s armed aggression.




  • The troops of the Russian Federation continue to besiege the AFU along the entire front line. Our defenders managed to improve their positions in the Maryinsky, Ugledarsky and Artemovsky directions.


  • The court sentenced the Ukrainian border guard, who shot a wounded prisoner of war in Mariupol, to 28 years in a maximum security colony.
  • September 30 in the village of Olginka, a man was killed and two civilians were injured, including one child, as a result of the detonation of an explosive device.


  • On September 30, the Donetsk People’s Republic celebrated the first anniversary of reunification with the Russian Federation.
  • Daria Morozova was re-elected to the post of Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR.
  • The government has set the subsistence level for 2024. It will increase by 29.5% and will be: per capita – 14,526 rubles, for the working population – 15,833 rubles, for pensioners – 12,492 rubles, for children – 14,090 rubles.
  • A resource and support centre of volunteerism began operating in the DPR. The centre’s mission is to popularize and scale up volunteer activities in the region, train volunteers, and provide them with career guidance.


Since the beginning of 2023, the Ombudsman received 17415 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 centers).

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.