The United Nations expert on the rights of people with albinism, Ikbonoosa Iro, has indicated that the coronavirus epidemic has led to an increase in murders of people with albinism in Africa.
The expert expressed her sadness at the high number of murders and assaults on people with albinism, linked to the “false belief that using their body parts for drugs can bring good luck and prosperity.”
“What adds to the severity of the tragedy is that most of the victims are children,” she added.
She pointed out that the increase in poverty during the period of the Corona virus epidemic prompted many to use magic to bring prosperity.
According to the United Nations, most cases of abuse and discrimination against persons with albinism are recorded in Africa.
Source: RIA Novosti