By Pius Nyondo
One in every of Malawi largest improvement companion, the USA of America (USA), has stated it’s “prepared” to supply to individuals with albinism–who have been subjected to immeasurable inhumane attack–asylum given that they comply with UN procedures.
The US authorities’s announcement comes few days after Affiliation of Individuals with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) president, Overstone Kondowe, introduced they might search asylum since they felt they had been now not protected within the nation.
However Minister of Homeland Safety Nicholas Dausi dismissed the asylum calls, saying the scenario had not but reached a disaster stage.
Nevertheless, talking Friday, US Embassy in Malawi head of public affairs, Douglas Johnson, stated his nation was a “free nation” and was “prepared to offer refugee standing” to individuals with albinism within the nation to allow them to reside within the America
Johnson stated the one requirement was that they comply with “procedures” as prescribed by the United Excessive Comissioner Refugees (UNHCR).
Parliamentary Committee on Social Welfare chairperson, Alex Main, has since welcomed the event saying they might supply help to individuals with albinism ought to they want any within the technique of asylum looking for.
These persons are not protected, and we are going to supply our help ought to they want it to go elsewhere,” stated Main.
Apam president Overstone Kondowe stated Malawi wants to simply accept that safety and investigative measures have did not deliver tangible options to this nationwide disaster.
Since November 2014, the variety of reported crimes in opposition to individuals with albinism in Malawi has risen to 152 instances, together with 25 murders and greater than 10 individuals lacking, in keeping with Apam.