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under direct sun

Olamiya, a 11-year-old girl, lives in a remote village in northern Ghana. she has complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes . She suffers from Photophobia and decreased visual acuity and she can't see well under the sun, and her skin burns easily in the sun. Because of poverty her family she is not getting enough care for her condition, but her family is doing what it can to provide everything you need. Because of the harsh sun in Ghana, Olamiya cannot leave home and go to school to learn she does not yet know how to read and write. The worst for her is how people treat her because everyone is afraid of her because of some of the myths that are said about albinism, so she has no friends but her younger brother.

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Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Ghana
Copyright: © Anas kamal