About eight thousand individuals were registered as temporary displaced persons in the proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) since the beginning of the conflict, as stated by the Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova.
“There are 7994 persons, including 2106 children under eighteen, registered in the Donetsk People’s Republic as forcibly displaced persons since the beginning of the conflict”, – she is quoted by the Donetsk News Agency.
For this period of time, the Ombudsman’s Office accommodated 5054 persons in the Temporary Accommodation Centers (TACs). According to Morozova, there are currently 3016 persons, who live in the TACs, including 2741 from areas controlled by Kiev.
“In 2016, 513 persons who reside in the areas temporarily controlled by Kiev authorities addressed the Ombudsman’s Office for temporary accommodation. In 2017 there are already 57 of them”, – she said.
Since 2014 the Ombudsman’s Office deals with the issue of forcibly displaced persons, affected as a result of the conflict. 68 temporary settlements were opened within the territory of DPR, 57 of them operate today, and the rest is held in reserve.