The world yesterday marked the 7th International Albinism Awareness Day, an International event aimed at ending violence and discrimination against people with albinism. According to the UN, 1 person in 20 000 lives with the condition, most of them in the Sub-Saharan African Region. But over the past decade, hundreds of cases of attacks and killings were documented in at least 28 countries south of the Sahara, and in countries like Zimbabwe, Tanzania, or Mozambique, where the biggest community of people living with albanism can be found, they still face daily discrimination, fuelled by beliefs in witchcraft and superstitions.
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