Lilongwe – Media residences throughout Malawi have actually supposedly been advised to stop protection relating to albino attack in the country.

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While government and various other organisations sought ways to curb the scourge of attacks on albino nationals, the Malawi Health Equity Network (MHEN) said that a blackout on reports regarding attacks would help reduce the number of fatalities.

MHEN Executive Director George Jobe claimed that daily reports on albino attacks helped fuel the crisis and should be stopped “with immediate effect”.

In addition, Jobe said that those who viewed albino nationals as “money’” should erase the belief from their minds, as there was no existing market for body parts belonging to those who were born with the condition.

Jobe argued that the country could not move away from the perception that albino body parts were profitable if the media continued covering brutal albino attacks.

The advisory followed on from a revelation made by human rights organisation Amnesty International, stating that albinos in Malawi were facing an “unprecedented wave of brutal attacks”.

Edna Cedrick,26, holds her surviving albino son after his twin brother who had albinism was snatched from her arms in a violent struggle in this Tuesday, May, 24, 2016 photo in Machinga about 200 kilometres north east of Blantyre Malawi. Cedrick says she is haunted daily by images of the decapitated head of her 9 year old son.At least 18 Albino people have been killed in Malawi in a "steep upsurge in killings" since November 2014, and five others have been abducted and remain missing, a new Amnesty International report released Tuesday says. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Edna Cedrick,26, holds her surviving albino son after his twin brother who had albinism was snatched from her arms in a violent struggle in this Tuesday, May, 24, 2016 photo in Machinga about 200 kilometres north east of Blantyre Malawi. Cedrick says she is haunted daily by images of the decapitated head of her 9 year old son.At least 18 Albino people have been killed in Malawi in a “steep upsurge in killings” since November 2014, and five others have been abducted and remain missing, a new Amnesty International report released Tuesday says. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

The group on Tuesday blamed police for the plague of attacks, claiming that operatives were failing to protect the lives of vulnerable albino nationals.

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