In late January 2016, a Danish aid worker went on a rescue mission on the streets of Nigeria, and discovered a starving child on the edge of death. The moment was captured in a haunting photograph, in which she tilts a water bottle toward the frail young boy’s lips. One year later, the same boy is starting school after a full recovery, and a recreation of his first photo shows just how far he’s come.
This is his first day of school, exactly one year after he was rescued by Anja Ringgren Lovén
He was taken to the hospital immediately, and was treated for malnutrition and stomach worms
Anja works for DINNødhjælp (‘your relief’), a Danish volunteer organisation active in Nigeria
“All children have rights and those rights must be protected, always,” Anja writes on Facebook