Children with Albinism mutilated in Tanzania get new limbs in U.S.

Children with Albinism mutilated in Tanzania get new limbs in U.S.

Victims of a ghastly tradition that persists in isolated rural areas of Tanzania, four albino children recently returned to the U.S. to be fitted for new prosthetics. Each had a limb amputated by human hunters with machetes who believe that children with albinism - born without pigment - are ghosts who bring good luck if their body parts are ritually sacrificed.



Text from the AP news story, Albino children mutilated in Tanzania get new limbs in U.S.

Photos by Julie Jacobson and Matt Rourke