Action plan gives "renewed hope" to people with albinism in Africa

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Ikponwosa Ero. (Screen grab from UNTV)

The endorsement of an action plan on albinism in Africa has given "renewed hope" to people born with the condition, a UN human rights expert has said

Ikponwosa Ero was speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day, observed this Tuesday, 13 March.

Albinism results from a lack of melanin, producing lighter than normal skin and hair.

People with the condition have suffered discrimination and exclusion, and some have even been killed for their body parts due to superstitious beliefs.

Flora Nducha has been speaking to Ms Ero, who is the UN Independent Expert on human rights of persons with albinism.

Duration: 5'32"

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