Lucy Liu urges protection for women and children in the DRC

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Did you know that Lucy Liu is a UNICEF Ambassador?

In her role as a Unicef ambassador, Lucy Liu travelled to the eastern province of North Kivu, where she visited the camps of Goma and Bunia.

She said: “It was really shocking. You don’t really get a sense of how horrifying it is until you go into the areas of internally displaced persons. The conditions are terrible and the people are really suffering incredibly, even with help.

“I met a lot of young girls who had been brutally raped. Some of them had been violated so much that their thighs had been dislocated. They had become incontinent because their internal organs were so badly damaged.

Read the full article on, as well as a UNICEF article here and here.