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 26 March to 01 April 2022

News Overview of the social and humanitarian situation

The Republic, together with the forces of the Russian Defence Ministry, continues to liberate its territories from units of the AFU. At the moment, control has been established over part of the settlement of Novobakhmutovka (to the north of Yasinovataya), almost the entire territory of Mariupol has been taken. There are fierce battles in the residential areas of the city, the rescue and evacuation of the civilian population, which the Ukrainian military personnel are holding hostage, continues.

In order to improve the humanitarian situation in Mariupol, the City Administration was established by Decree of the Head of the DPR No. 108. The city leadership has been given the task of ensuring the development and approval of the position of the local authority, its structure and staff, which will make it possible to do the redistribution of assistance and housing reconstruction more effectively.

The situation with the shelling of residential areas of the DPR by the AFU remains difficult. Thus, last week, the JCCC recorded a hit by a Ukrainian projectile from the MRLS ‘Uragan’ on a multi-storey building at 8th Pintera Street in the Tekstilshchik microdistrict (Donetsk). As a result of the shelling, one person was killed, 4 were injured. There was a wounded girl among them who felt into a coma as a result of injuries.

The difficult situation on the fronts and in the shelled cities of the Republic is being improved by humanitarian aid from the Russian Federation. On March 31, the 121st humanitarian convoy from the Russian Federation arrived in the DPR. It included food products for the priority provision of the affected population, including in the liberated territories of Donbass, as well as mobile power plants.

No less important is the situation with the psycho-emotional component of the population of the territories previously occupied by the national battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For a long time, unfortunate people were actually used by Kiev as a human shield. In this vein, the decision of Donetsk artists of cultural institutions, despite the hostilities and risking themselves, to visit Mariupol with performances is very important.

As part of the event, quizzes, competitions, educational and outdoor games were held for children on the territories of the city under control of the DPR. The DPR Ministry of Culture has already planned a further schedule of similar events for residents of the liberated territories with the participation of representatives of theatre and concert organizations and republican libraries.

The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is still relevant. According to the Ministry of Health of the DPR, to date, 167,776 cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in the country. 18396 patients are in treatment, 10088 cases are fatal.


Since the beginning of 2022, the Ombudsman received 4191 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.