Two-Year-Old Boy Abandoned Over Fears That He Is A Witch
This heartbreaking photo captures the moment a starving two-year-old Nigerian boy is given water by a charity worker after being left for dead by his family. The boy, now named Hope, was found riddled with worms and was so underweight he was close to death -all because his family thought he was a witch. After the innocent boy was abandoned he was forced to live off scraps thrown to him by passersby for eight months. Anja Ringgren Loven, a Danish woman living in Africa as an aid worker, finally rescued the boy after discovering Hope naked and wandering the streets.
Horrified by Hope’s condition, Ms Loven bent down and began feeding him, giving him water from her bottle.