More than two thousand children became forcibly displaced persons in the Donetsk People’s Republic since the start of the fighting. This was announced today at the press conference in Donetsk News Agency by the DPR Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova.
“Since the beginning of the military conflict in Donbass, 7994 persons were registered as forcibly displaced persons in the Donetsk People’s Republic, including 2106 children under the age of 18”, – Morozova said.
“The Ombudsman’s Office accommodated 5054 citizens in the Temporary Accommodation Centres (TACs)”, – she added. Currently, 3016 persons live in the TACs, including 2741 persons from the areas temporarily controlled by Ukrainian authorities.
“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”, – stressed the Ombudsman.
Let us recall that the Ombudsman’s Office deals with the issue of forcibly displaced persons, affected as a result of the conflict, since 2014. 68 temporary settlements have been opened within the territory of the DPR, 57 of them operate today, and the rest is held in reserve.