Danish Aid Worker Rescues Toddler Accused Of Witchcraft In Uyo ( Nigeria)

I saw this and I wept! How can human beings be so mean? Labelling a little child a witch?

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Picture: Anja Ringgren Lovén/Facebook
This is one societal evil that needs to fought. Poverty has so blinded the hearts of many in Africa that the words of a ‘witch doctor or false prophet is all they need to cast a child to the streets!

Thanks to Anja Loven  ( A Danish) who is making it her life mission to rescue such children in Awka Ibom, a state in Nigeria.

This 2 year old boy now named Hope was starving and riddled with worms after being dumped by his family and living on the streets for eight months. ( I can’t imagine a toddler barely off breast milk roaming around the streets for a day talk more of 8 months)

He had lived on the streets for eight months, surviving on scraps and whatever he could find, before being discovered by Anja Ringgren Lovén, the Danish founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation on January 31st 2016

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The child is carried to safety   Anja Ringgren Lovén/Facebook

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She then wrapped the boy in a local cloth and took him to the nearest hospital.

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With Anja’s son

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After two days of care, she wrote that his condition had greatly improved.

“He’s taking food for himself, and he responds to the medicine he gets,” she wrote in a blog post. “Today he has had powers to sit up and smiling at us. He’s a strong little boy. To see him sit and play with my own son is without doubt the greatest experience of my life! I just don’t know how to describe it in words.”

Ms Loven set up her charity which is called African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation, three years ago to help children accused of being witches. She said it was problem with wide-reaching effects.

“Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children,” she wrote in a Facebook post accompanying the pictures of Hope.

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She also said that Hope was battling worms but added that he would soon be well enough to join the other children she looks after in Uyo, southern Nigeria.

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“This footage shows why I fight. Why I sold everything I own.”
These pictures have since gone  viral online bringing in over £104,000 from wellwishers .

More info: dinnoedhjaelp.dk | Facebook

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6 Comments

  1. These witchcraft preachers are claiming that the children are demonic and reason for no prosperity. Is the preacher then telling the mothers and father’s to abandon child and give the money to him? To me this has to be a scam. What personin there right mind sends there kid to the street. People get a new religion if your being told to harm a human being in any way especially a child, baby toddler. Sick

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    • Extreme illiteracy and poverty makes people swallow every line and sinker. You see that part of Nigeria used to believe that multiple births were evil children and they were usually killed until Mary Slessor came into the picture and stopped the practice.
      No money is given to the witchcraft preacher or to the parents. Such cast away children can’t be adopted by members of ‘societies’ for fear of being ostracized. The devil is just a very cunning being who uses these witch doctors to destroy destinies.

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