Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.
Weary from travel, the four stepped off a jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), was waiting for them. The New York-based GMRF hosts children from around the world who have been injured in conflict or disaster.
Many need prosthetics like the children from Tanzania, where people with albinism live in danger.
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