2-year-old Girl’s Hand Chopped Off By Albino Hunters Pretending To Be Policemen

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Albinism Foundation of Zambia has taken to social media to demand justice for a 2-year-old girl living with albinism whose hand was chopped off by albino hunters who believe they possess spiritual powers. According to healthline, albinism is a rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color. It is a genetic condition that results in the absence of melanin, a pigment which is responsible for giving color to the eyes, skin and hair. The lack of melanin means that people living with albinism are more susceptible to specific health conditions, especially skin cancers. Most of them also wear sunglasses and hats to help them see clearly during the day. However, in certain African countries, people living with albinism are forced to tread carefully as they are regularly hunted and killed while their body parts are used for rituals. According to Deutsche Welle, at least ten albinos are murdered in ritual killings every year in Zambia. Some believe albino body parts bring wealth or luck. Those born with the genetic condition are calling for an end to this madness. Unfortunately, 2-year-old Jamimah from Zambia recently became a victim of these albino hunters. Her mother narrated the incident to the foundation which was shared via its Facebook page on Tuesday, June 9. She recounted how her daughter was attacked at their home in the middle of the night by 3 men claiming to be police officers. The distraught mother revealed that the incident happened on May 19 when some men claiming to be police officers knocked on her door around 9:00pm (21:00 hrs) with her mother and two children sleeping. For more:

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