Фотограф Эрик Ляфорг задокументировал трагические истории танзанийских детей-альбиносов, чья плоть, по мнению колдунов, приносит удачу. Страна готовится к президентским выборам, и нападения на альбиносов могут участиться — жители болеют за своих кандидатов.

Ляфорг посетил учреждение, управляемое благотворительной организацией Under the Same Sun. Там под круглосуточной охраной живут дети-альбиносы. Их выпускают на улицу только в сопровождении охранников.

«В Танзании тела альбиносов на вес золота. Колдуны используют части их тел — носы, гениталии, языки, пальцы и уши — для приготовления снадобий, которые якобы приносят счастье», — рассказывает Ляфорг.

С 2000 года в стране было зарегистрировано 76 убийств альбиносов, хотя на самом деле их произошло намного больше. Президент страны Джакайя Киквете назвал нападения «отвратительными» и «большим позором для страны».

Конечность альбиноса стоит от 500 до 75 тысяч долларов — и это в стране, где средняя месячная зарплата менее 40 долларов.

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У шестилетнего Бараки Космаса одна из самых ужасных историй. По делу об отрубании его руки было задержано 17 подозреваемых, включая его отца и младшего брата. Они отрезали ему руку и продали ее за пять тысяч долларов.

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Танзанийский колдун.

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MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850j) Mwigulu Matonange, 11, recalls the day his left arm was hacked off by a machete: "I watched them wrap my arm in dirty cloths and disappear into the bushes" Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

11-летний Мвигулу Матонанге вспоминает, как ему отрубили руку: «Они завернули ее в грязные тряпки и исчезли в кустах».

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850ao) Mwigulu Matonange, 11, recalls the day his left arm was hacked off by a machete: "I watched them wrap my arm in dirty cloths and disappear into the bushes" Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850k) Kabula Ngarango. Aged just 12 Kabula was sleeping next to her mother when she lost her hand. Despite her injuries, she says that she dreams of becoming a lawyer so she can protect others who suffer from albinism. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

Кабула Нгаранго потеряла руку, когда спала рядом с матерью. Мечтает стать юристом.

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MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850l) Kulwa Lusana, 17, had her hands cut off in 2001. During the attack, she recognized one of the perpetrators: her uncle. "I didn't feel any pain when they cut my hands off," she claims. "But once they left, the pain became so intense I started screaming uncontrollably." Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

Кулва Лусана, 17 лет. Потеряла руку в 2001 году. Во время нападения узнала одного из преступников — это был ее дядя. «Пока руку отрубали, боли не ощущала. Как только они ушли, стало так больно, что я закричала».

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850m) Pendo Serengema,16, survived an attack in her home. One man held her down, a second used a machete to hack off her arm, and a third stood guard to prevent any rescue attempt. "It was the second machete blow that separated my right arm just below the elbow," she recounts. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

16-летняя Пендо Серенгема пережила нападение у себя дома. «Руку отрубили по локоть вторым ударом мачете».

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Эммануэль Фесто и Пендо Серенгема.

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Эммануэль Фесто пережил нападение в 2007 году. Ему отрубили руку по локоть и отрезали пальцы на другой руке. Еще он потерял четыре зуба и повредил язык.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850aj) Emmanuel Festo, 14, survived a brutal machete attack in 2007. His four attackers hacked off his arm above the elbow and also removed the fingers on his remaining hand. Emmanuel also lost 4 teeth and wounded his tongue. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

MANDATORY CREDIT: Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock. Only for use in this story. Editorial Use Only. No stock, books, advertising or merchandising without photographer's permission Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eric Lafforgue/REX Shutterstock (5219850w) At 32 years old, Mariam is also an albino and a second mother to them. She survived a machete attack in 2008 during which she lost both of her hands. That day, Mariam also lost the life of her unborn child. Baraka Cosmas Albinism, Tanzania, - 01 Jun 2015 FULL BODY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/r7cl The Tanzanian Albinos Whose Flesh Is Worth More Than Gold A photographer has captured the tragic lives of Tanzanian albino children where, according to witchdoctors, their flesh brings luck. As the African country prepares for its 5th quinquennial election since the restoration of a multi-party system, there is concern that attacks on albinos may increase as people attempt to elect their chosen candidate. Professional photographer Eric Lafforgue travelled to Tanzania in June (2015) and visited a house run by charity Under The Same Sun in north western Tanzania. In the house in Dar Es Salaam children with albinism live under 24 hour protection.

32-летняя Мариам тоже альбинос, она этим детям как мать. В 2008 году она потеряла обе руки и ребенка, которого носила на тот момент.

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Сестре Мариам Дженифер 16 лет. После нападения на Мариам Дженифер две недели пряталась в лесу, опасаясь, что они вернутся. Она единственная в учреждении, на кого не нападали.

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На 14-летнего Адама Роберта напали с мачете. Ему повредили три пальца. Адам остался жив и сказал полиции, что к нападению причастны его отец, мачеха и старший брат. Соседи подтвердили его показания, и преступники были арестованы. «Я никогда не вернусь в свою семью».

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