Dedicated human rights campaigner Mia Farrow
has declared herself on hunger strike in recognition of the starving people dying in war-torn Sudan.
The actress, a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, will risk her own life by drinking only water from the end of April in a bid to show "solidarity" with the people in the devastated Darfur region. The star hopes the act will highlight her personal disgust at world leaders, who she claims have failed to take action to stop the bloodshed in the country.
In an official statement, Farrow says, "On April 27 I will begin a fast of water only in solidarity with the people of Darfur and 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."
The Rosemary's Baby
star will continue her hunger strike as long as possible, with doctors warning the actress can only stay alive for three weeks without food due to her slender frame.
Farrow has long helmed a campaign to highlight the plight of the people of Sudan, whose president, Omar al-Beshir, has been accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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