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Jessica Lange in DR Congo

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An 18-year-old woman, who was abducted and raped by rebel soldiers, holds a crutch while telling her story to UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Lange in the Panzi Hospital, in the town of Bukavu in the province of South Kivu. The woman also suffered a bullet wound to her leg. Her identity is being withheld to respect her privacy and to protect her against possible 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.