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 from 02 to 08 April 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

On April 7, the Republic celebrated the Day of the proclamation of the DPR. Then, eight years ago, the inhabitants of Donbass expressed their protest against the illegal seizure of power in Kyiv and the plans of the self-proclaimed government to restrict the rights of the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine. Today, this date has acquired special significance, because for the first time in the years of its independence, our young state celebrates it already in the status of a sovereign power, officially recognized by the Russian Federation.

Moreover, the Republic is liberating new territories every day and moving decisively towards its state borders enshrined in the Constitution.

To date, during the special operation, 160 settlements previously occupied by Ukraine have been liberated. The cleansing of Mariupol from the forces of the AFU continues actively. Assistance is provided to refugees and affected citizens, administrations are being created.

The State Defence Committee (GKO) was created by the Head of the DPR for more effective work on these tasks. Regulations on the GKO and its composition were also approved. The committee, which is defined as the highest emergency state body of the Republic, is entrusted, in particular, with the tasks of coordinating the actions of state authorities under martial law, including spheres of defence, state security and internal affairs, as well as saving the lives of citizens, restoring life support systems.

The actions of the State Defence Committee are especially relevant during the period of intensive shelling of the civilian population by the AFU.

Throughout the week, the Republic inder enemy artillery strikes. In particular, Petrovsky district of Donetsk and Yasinovataya were the most damaged.

The 127th humanitarian convoy of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation that arrived to the DPR will contribute to the improvement of the social and humanitarian situation in the Republic. The cargo included: food, basic necessities and building materials for the priority provision of the affected population, including in the liberated territories of the DPR.

Also, the psycho-emotional support of our defenders remains important during the period of the special operation. In this vein, cultural workers of the Republic play an important role. Thus, the soloists of the Donetsk State Academic Philharmonic performed for the wounded servicemen of the DPR in the hospitals of the cities of Kirovsky and Zhdanovka. These events are held as a part of the “Thank you guys!” campaign.

Unfortunately, the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is still relevant. According to the Ministry of Health of the DPR, to date, 168,851 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country. 17860 patients are in treatment, 10108 cases are fatal.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 4930 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 soldiersand 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.