Dramatic rescue of two-year-old boy accused of being a witch in Nigeria
By Stephanie Busari, CNN .. February 19, 2016
- Danish aid worker says the boy, whom she calls Hope, had been living on the streets and survived on scraps
- Belief in witchcraft thrives worldwide, with reports of abuses from places as removed as Gambia and Nepal
- “Poverty is actually a twin sister to ignorance,” says worker in local group that rescues such children
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)
A 2-year-old Nigerian boy who was abandoned by his family receives a bath from aid workers.
“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 Danish on Facebook, as she appealed for funds to pay for food, medical bills and schooling.
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