INTERNATIONAL: Two-year-old Nigerian boy accused of being a witch rescued by aid workers
By Independent (UK)
February 16, 2016
INDEPENDENT (UK) – Harrowing pictures show how a starving two-year-old Nigerian boy was rescued after being discovered naked and wandering the streets because his family thought he was a witch.
The boy, who has been named Hope, was found emaciated and riddled with worms after being forced to live off scraps of food thrown to him by passersby for eight months.
He was rescued by Anja Ringgren Loven, a Danish woman living in Africa who bent down and began feeding the boy and giving him water.
She then wrapped the boy in a blanket and took him to the nearest hospital.
Ms Loven is the founder of African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation, which she created to help children which have been labelled as witches and therefore neglected and even killed by members of their community.
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