Dieter Telemans

nr Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

Eight year old Peter Charles wears a hat to protect him from the sun. His mother is a nurse, so knew how to take care of him and his sister, "I knew how to take care of the skin. Especially when they are young, albinos should be very well cared for. I always kept them inside and lotioned their skin on a daily basis." Even with the protection of a knowledgeable and loving mother, Joyce, Peter Charles's albino sister, was recently terrified while waiting for the school bus. She overheard two men saying how they should kidnap her in order to sell her hair and skin. 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.

Object Name
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Dieter Telemans
City
nr Dar Es Salaam
Country
TANZANIA
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none
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4368 x 2912 pixels
36.98 x 24.65 cm (300 dpi)
14.56 x 9.71 inch (300 dpi)
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