The Red Cross has released a report estimating that 10,000 albinos are hiding in east Africa over fears that their body parts will be sold to witch doctors. Many are trying to flee the country but fear traveling in the open. In that part of Africa it is believed by many that albino body parts will bring wealth and good luck. Tanzanian police have even set up emergency shelters to protect them from attacks. "Thousands more albinos across a huge swathe of countryside ... are unable to move freely to trade, study or cultivate fields for fear of albino hunters," the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said. It seems surreal to me that there are places left in the world were one literally has to keep an eye out for Spine Thieves.
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