“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”