Every two seconds, a person is forced to flee their home country due to war, poverty or the effects of climate change. Half of the forcibly displaced are children.
Jibu is four years old. He was born in a region of Congo long abandoned by most of its inhabitants. The village of Kabaya, located under a volcano, has never had electricity or an access road. Rebel forces have appropriated this part of the world, kidnapping and murdering locals with impunity. Those who stayed behind have chosen to do so because the surrounding fields are all they have. Jibu’s father was a widower and raised his son by himself. Shortly after he received a tip that he was being targeted by kidnappers, he vanished without a trace. Jibu ended up in the care of his grandfather, who feels he is too old to leave his home. The man did his best but was not able to feed and provide for the four-year-old boy, who was malnourished when he arrived here. His story is a classic example of a child made to suffer as a result of how adults run the world.
We will do everything in our power to nurture precious Jibu back to health. We cannot change the whole world, but we can change his entire world by restoring his vitality and giving him reasons to smile.