On the 30th of January, 2016, a Danish aid worker, Anja Ringgren Loven was pictured giving water to a severely emaciated child.. This apparently, was exactly a year ago.
The then 2-year-old boy was rescued in Akwa Ibom State after he was branded a witch by his family and left to starve to death.
He had been wandering the streets for eight months when Anja got a phone call and immediately led a rescue team to bring him home. The boy later named Hope, had to be have a blood transfusion and treated for worms.
“On the 30 of January 2016 I went on a rescue mission with David Emmanuel Umem, Nsidibe Orok and our Nigerian team. A rescue mission that went viral, and today it’s exactly 1 year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope. This week Hope will start school.”