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Jessica Lange in DR Congo

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An 18-year-old woman is embraced by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Lange, after Ms. Lange presented her with some clothes, in the town of Bukavu in the province of South Kivu. They had met the day before when Ms. Lange visited her at the Panzi Hospital where she is being treated, having been abducted and raped by rebel soldiers. The woman’s identity is being withheld to respect her privacy and to protect her against future stigmatization or reprisals. UNICEF assists the hospital’s treatment programme for women affected by sexual violence by providing medical supplies, as well as food, clothing and other support.