They are the eternal hunt! And all this in the twenty-first century.
This is the story of Tanzanian children with albinism, which is due to the photographer Eric Lafforgue, sadaramangala it became very popular, reports Rus.Media.
The country in which they live, develops by its own laws. Here believe the witches, and they believe that the flesh of such people brings good luck.
Soon in Tanzania presidential elections. And it threatens an increased risk for albinos to be caught.
The photographer visited the charity Under the Same Sun, and the room which the children live with albinism. Why there? Because it’s safe.
The organization is able to provide these special people permanent security. Even on a normal walk she is not released without supervision.
“In Tanzania, albinos body weight in gold. Wizards use their body parts — noses, genitals, tongues, fingers and ears — to prepare potions that supposedly bring happiness” — explains the situation Eric Laforge.
You can count the story well-invented legend, if not statistical evidence of its reality.
In the year 2000 there have been 76 murders of albinos. And that’s only from among officially registered. The cost of the limbs of these people without melanin in the skin varies from 500 to 75 thousand dollars. Despite the fact that the average salary in Tanzania is only $ 40.
14-year-old Emmanuel Festo, who was able to talk the photographer had to survive the attack. His arm off at the elbow. In the future he wants to take the post of Prime Minister and to resolve the situation with albinos at the state level.
The girl Kabul, Marengo in 12 years, also cut off his hand when she just slept. Now her dream is to become a lawyer to protect their own kind.
Six-year-old Barack Kosmas hand was cut off in three years. The investigators suspected this 17 people. And the culprit turned out to be a father. He sold the ending for 5 thousand dollars.
“While I cut his hand off, the pain is not felt. As soon as they left, became so painful that I screamed. One of the attackers, I learned my uncle»— says 17-year-old victim, Colva lusana.
Mariam 32 years. When her body attempted, she lost both hands and the child then wore. After the incident, the woman began to live on the territory of charities and to take care of its young residents like a mother.
A lot of these stories. Fault of their participants only in that they were born with albinism in a country where reigns a cult of witchcraft.
Those Tanzanians who call themselves witches, are willing to pay for the flesh of the albino big money as they get from their customers even more and remain with a profit.
Money to Western countries for them to build a special boarding schools, at least to keep them alive and isolated from hostile companies. But to fundamentally solve the problem of such relations to suffering from violations of skin pigmentation, it does not help.
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