custody particularly in Malawi, leading not only to additional violation of human rights but also loss of potential evidence for prosecution. We call upon the Governments of Malawi and Mozambique and Zambia, to immediately put in place protection measures by adopting and implementing a national action plan guided by the AU plan of action on albinism. These plans must have a multi-year budget and must include concrete and effective measures to protect children against these crimes and further protect survivors and their family members. Affected Member States should also immediately investigate these crimes, and prosecute all perpetrators including the masterminds. In addition, we urge the States to work with stakeholders to conduct intensive, continuous public awareness raising campaigns to educate their people about albinism to end these harmful practices and crimes against them. Thank you.

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