Rescuers of the Don region have been welcoming and aiding refugees for the past two weeks, according to the Department for Prevention and Emergency Response of the Rostov region.
People are leaving their homes in a hurry and crossing the border by car and on foot.
In the past twenty-four hours, four field reception stations – with professional staff and rescuers from the Department for Prevention and Emergency Response of the Rostov region – next to the cities of Novoshahtinsk, Gukovo, Donetsk, and the Avilo-Uspenka village of the Matveyev-Kurgansky district, have welcomed 565 people, including 172 children. They have been given all necessary assistance and support.
Due to the increasing number of citizens arriving, it is planned to develop four additional towns, each with a livelihood capacity of 500 people. New towns will be built by rescuers of the 495 Special Center of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Twenty municipalities are working in a state of an emergency situation (fifteen by order of the Governor and five by order of the Administration’s Head); the interdepartmental operational headquarters and thirteen operational groups are continuing their work.
21,101 people have crossed the border in the past twenty-four hours, including 18,253 citizens of the Republic of Ukraine (14,011 have entered Russia, 4,242 have entered Ukraine).
Forty-eight municipalities of the region have welcomed 7,294 people, including 2,850 children, forty-four invalids (including five children), temporary housing centers have accepted 2,193 people, including 990 children, twenty-nine invalids (including five children); 5,101 people have come to live with their relatives, including 1,860 children and fifteen invalids. In twenty-four hours, 534 people were accommodated, including 386 children; temporary housing centers have accepted 315 people, including 193 children; 219 people have come to live with their relatives, including 193 children.
The region’s municipalities have been collecting humanitarian aid. In the past twenty-four hours, 16,658 tons of humanitarian aid has been accepted and 6,711 tons have been distributed. The total humanitarian aid received is 58,982 tons; 25,476 tons have been distributed.