Espen Rasmussen

Bukavu, South Kivu, Democractic Republic of Congo

Alphonsine Banyanga (18) lost her whole family. She was only nine years old when a militia kidnapped her and used her as a sex slave. Two years later, at the age of 11, she arrived at the Panzi hospital in Bukavu with a dead child in her stomach. The militia soldiers had tried to cut the fetus out with knives, before they left her badly injured under a tree. When she arrived at the hospital, she learned that her mother and father were killed. "I used to hate myself for what had happened. I felt so ashamed. But doctor Mukwege talked to me and gave me advices. He is like a dad for me and learned me to be happy again", says Alphonsine.

Object Name
Espen Rasmussen
Bukavu, South Kivu
Democractic Republic of Congo
Not for sale in Scandinavia
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
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