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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