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Actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow has threatened to start a hunger strike today in a bid to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Darfur and Sudan.

“I undertake this fast in the heartfelt hope that world leaders who know what is just and right will call upon the Government of Sudan to urgently readmit all of the expelled agencies,” she told People magazine. “I am going to get my blood tested after two weeks and if there is organ damage, I will have to stop.”

Farrow was moved to begin the hunger strike as part of Genocide Prevention Month, after the Sudanese government expelled international aid agencies from the country last month. The 64-year-old said the strike is “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.”

To find out more about Genocide Prevention Month, visit the official website.

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