Dieter Telemans

Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

19 year old Hawa Mbegu at her home. Hawa has a violent form of skin cancer, now too advanced to be treated with radiation therapy, even though it is free for albinos. Discrimination against albinos is a serious problem throughout sub-Saharan Africa, but recently in Tanzania albinos have been killed and mutilated, victims of a growing criminal trade in albino body parts fuelled by superstition and greed. Limbs, skin, hair, genitals and blood are believed by witch doctors to bring good luck, and are sold to clients for large sums of money, carrying with them the promise of instant wealth.

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Dieter Telemans
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Dar Es Salaam
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TANZANIA
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