Albino child in Tanzania, which has the largest population of albinos in the world. The discrimination and violence is high. Many of the albinos are abducted and butchered for parts used in ceremonies.
Being an albino in Africa is not only difficult but also very dangerous. There is a real hunt on them in Tanzania and Burundi. People believe that the body parts of albinos bring wealth and luck. For example, fishermen are making fishing nets out of their hair because they believe it will bring abundance and lots of fish. International organizations offer camps where albinos can live and be protected.
An Albino boy is pictured with black pupils in a school. The seven-year-old Tanzanian boy was attacked as he walked home with four school friends and his arm was hacked off because it is a good luck charm for some people to ward off evil