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Albinos in Malawi facing extinction over ritual killings

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Albinos in Malawi are gradually facing extinction due to the activities of albino hunters who kill albinos for money rituals.

The body parts of albinos are highly sought after by highy superstitious individuals who contract  hunters to murder albinos for their body parts.

Most painful is that children as young as 2 and 3 years are also killed and butchered while their limbs are used for witchcraft.

A UN expert on albinism, Ikponwosa Ero,said  that there has been 65 recorded cases of attacks since 2014,.

She said people with albinism are “an endangered people group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done.”

“We talk about protecting wildlife while not even prioritizing efforts in protecting people with albinism,” she explained.

 

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