An Algerian boy has received empathy from thousands of social media users after he was found in a derelict state, living next to his mother’s grave in a local cemetery.

Ismail Beraba, a young man from the province of Adrar in southern Algeria, has been living in the cemetery for years after his mother died.

According to The Gulf report, Ismail’s mother died two years ago, leaving him suffering from intense grief. He decided to live next to his mother’s grave.


The governor of the state of Adrar has instructed the Directorate of Health and Population to take care of Ismael’s medical treatment and to examine him physically and psychologically, to determine the extent of the need for hospitalisation.