Photo of the Week: conflict-affected children

This week’s Photo of the Week by Tanya Bindra is of three-week-old Francine Melissa as she 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 in Central African Republic. The infant was born as a 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 support for survivors of gender-based violence are ongoing.

Christine Nesbitt is UNICEF’s Senior Photography Editor

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