A new start for Tanzania’s hunted children

A new start for Tanzania’s hunted children
 

The persecution of albinos is rooted in the belief that the body parts can transmit magical powers.
Carer filmed beating elderly patient in video that's shocked the world They are also ostracised by those who believe that they are cursed and bring bad luck.
Albinism is a genetic disease characterised by the lack or a serious shortage of melanin on the skin, hair, eyes and hair and it comes with a high probability of cancer.
Tanzania is thought to have the largest population of albinos in Africa, so photojournalist Ana Palacios visited the Kabanga refuge centre in Tanzania to find out more... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 28
Source: Metro
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