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Heartbreaking Moment When A 2-Year-Old Left To Die Is Given Water In Nigeria
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Heartbreaking Moment When A 2-Year-Old Left To Die Is Given Water In Nigeria

“Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children.” These are the words of Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven, who rescued this abandoned, starving two-year-old Nigerian boy. Sick with worms and malnutrition, the boy, now named Hope, had been wandering the streets for eight months.

Hope was discovered on January 31st, and has been receiving medical attention since; thanks to Ms. Loven, he is well on the way to recovery.

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This boy was abandoned because his parents thought he was a witch

He had been wandering the streets for 8 months

Danish aid worker Anja found him on January 31st and named him Hope

Hope was suffering from malnutrition and worms

Thanks to Anja, he began to receive medical attention

And slowly, he began to get better

“Hope’s condition is stable now”

“Today, he has had powers to sit up and smiling at us. He’s a strong little boy”

“This is what makes life so beautiful and valuable and therefore I will let the pictures speak for themselves”

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BobbieJanjua
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6 years ago

Could you please post where to donate to help this little boy and the other kids?

Prof.Jones(TheFileExpert)
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6 years ago

http://dinnødhjælp.dk/make-a-donation/

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DubravkoPavlovic
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6 years ago

I'm afraid that this is a true image of Nigeria, and even of the Africa for that matter, where human life has very little value... I've seen people dying on the sidewalk in front of the hospital, probably because they don't have enough money for the treatment. Elementary and basic education here is not mandatory for anyone. Schools are expensive and many Nigerian families can't even afford them. Kids end up illiterate and are being forced to work for 1-2-3 dollars per day... Corruption here goes to the highest extremes affecting absolutely all areas of society from traffic policeman to the highest ranking government officials. Nigerians all know it. Most of them don't want to stop being exploited - they want to be the one exploiting others... It might take several generations to change how things work in this part of the world... After almost 3 years that I've spent in Nigeria, these are my honest observations. Nigerians are, at least most of them, good and kind people.

SimonPaech
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6 years ago

Similarly in Uganda. It's heartbreaking & grieves me day in, day out.

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Pi
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6 years ago

Gut wrenching post! Can't seem to express how sad it made me feel. SO happy that he is safe and happy now...

Msoma Philip
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3 years ago

This is touchy! In whatever you do and wherever you go touch someone's life in a special way. It does not mean to have much but wirth the little you have

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BobbieJanjua
Community Member
6 years ago

Could you please post where to donate to help this little boy and the other kids?

Prof.Jones(TheFileExpert)
Community Member
6 years ago

http://dinnødhjælp.dk/make-a-donation/

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DubravkoPavlovic
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6 years ago

I'm afraid that this is a true image of Nigeria, and even of the Africa for that matter, where human life has very little value... I've seen people dying on the sidewalk in front of the hospital, probably because they don't have enough money for the treatment. Elementary and basic education here is not mandatory for anyone. Schools are expensive and many Nigerian families can't even afford them. Kids end up illiterate and are being forced to work for 1-2-3 dollars per day... Corruption here goes to the highest extremes affecting absolutely all areas of society from traffic policeman to the highest ranking government officials. Nigerians all know it. Most of them don't want to stop being exploited - they want to be the one exploiting others... It might take several generations to change how things work in this part of the world... After almost 3 years that I've spent in Nigeria, these are my honest observations. Nigerians are, at least most of them, good and kind people.

SimonPaech
Community Member
6 years ago

Similarly in Uganda. It's heartbreaking & grieves me day in, day out.

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Pi
Community Member
6 years ago

Gut wrenching post! Can't seem to express how sad it made me feel. SO happy that he is safe and happy now...

Msoma Philip
Community Member
3 years ago

This is touchy! In whatever you do and wherever you go touch someone's life in a special way. It does not mean to have much but wirth the little you have

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