UNICEF Photography

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©UNICEF/NYHQ2014-1467/Bindra
29 September 2014

Central African Republic, 2014: Three-week-old Francine Melissa sleeps at the displacement site where she and her 14-year-old mother now shelter, in the conflict-affected town of Bambari in Ouaka Province. The infant was born as the result of her mother’s rape by a rebel soldier while the adolescent was walking to a well to fetch water for her family. UNICEF-supported child protection efforts to provide comprehensive assistance for survivors of gender-based violence are ongoing.

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