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Albino people in DR Congo suffer discrimination and
exclusion – UN agency
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8 August 2008
Albino people in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo (DRC) face discrimination and marginalization
in their communities, according to the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP), which is sponsoring a workshop to
promote their rights.

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“They have trouble getting work, in accessing adequate health care, in
finding marriage partners and in entering education,” UNDP said in a
statement at the launch of a workshop bringing together 250 albino people
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“Albino children do not feel loved by their parents, brothers and sisters.
Albino women are subject to discrimination from other women. Women who
give birth to albino babies are often mocked or rejected.”
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Albino People in Orientale province, organized the workshop with the aim of
promoting the issue among development organizations and of launching an
appeal for funding.
According to a 2007 study in Kisangani, nearly half of parents of albino

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