PICS: Tanzanian albino children receiving prosthetic limbs in US
Two months ago, five albino children from Tanzania were in the US to receive free surgery and prosthetic limbs after being disjointed in brutal, witchcraft-related attacks in their home country. Here is a poignant series of photographs showing different stages of their poignant journey towards healing
It just doesn’t get easier. Words like ‘fury’, ‘anger’, ‘disgust’ and ‘shame’ fail to accurately describe the strong feelings we at TIA feel every time we have to inform you about the violent witchcraft-related acts perpetrated on albino people in some of our neighbouring countries. More so when children are involved. We do, however, insist on sharing these disturbing news with you because, in part, we want you to feel what we feel and perhaps some of you, our readers, live in areas where the horrible beliefs that cause these attacks remain strong.
These pictures are a departure from the grotesque but still speak to one of the biggest problems we are faced with in some regions. Four weeks ago, we told you about a group of Tanzanian albino children who had returned home after receiving free surgery and prosthetic limbs in the United States of America’s Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia. We recently came across a photo series published by NBC News of the children’s road to healing while abroad. We certainly hope that other African countries can find ‘African solutions’ to this ‘African problem’ so that some day we can bring an end to these destructive belief system and stop looking to the West for welfare.