The sun is their number one enemy.
While in Tanzania, I was confronted with a very ugly truth.
In some parts of the country, albino hunters brutally hack off the hair, arms, legs, skin, eyes, and genitals because these body parts are used in witch doctors' spells and potions.
I was shocked.
But they face a slower death from a disease known as the “silent killer”.
Without melanin to protect them, they have a much higher risk of getting skin cancer.
We visited Mwereni school & Orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania where Children with disabilities, blind children and albino children live and learn together. A huge wall protects them from kidnappers.
Photography: Jef Boes