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A father's battle to protect his children with albinism - News from Al Jazeera

2.8.16

A father's battle to protect his children with albinism - News from Al Jazeera:

The myths about albinism in East Africa are many, and they vary between countries, but the general perception of the skin condition remains the same.


It is said that a person with albinism holds great power in their body
and that if you give a limb to a witchdoctor he will make you rich. It
is also believed that they are in fact ghosts and not human.


In countries such as Tanzania and Malawi, countless people with
albinism have been attacked, and had their arms or legs chopped off with
machetes. Many are reported missing. They live in constant fear of
falling victim to someone's greed for gold.


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