Mia Farrow plans hunger strike

Actress protesting conditions in Darfur

Mia Farrow plans to begin a hunger strike next week in solidarity with the people of Darfur.

The 64-year-old actress and humanitarian said she will begin a "fast of only water" on April 27 "as a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation, thirst and disease."

Farrow was moved to begin the hunger strike after the Sudanese government expelled international aid agencies from the country last month. Farrow said she is calling on world leaders to "help build a credible peace process" to end the violence in Darfur. Her protest is part of Genocide Prevention Month, a campaign to stop genocide worldwide.
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