Farrow Will Fast for Darfur

Actress wants world leaders to turn attention to Sudan's plight after aid groups expelled
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 10:36 AM CDT
As the Summer Games opened in Beijing, actress activist Mia Farrow Web-casted her own "Darfur Olympics" from a refugee camp on the barren Sudan-Chad border.   (AP Photo/WWW.STOPGENOCIDENOW.ORG. HO)
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(Newser) – Mia Farrow will start a hunger strike on Monday to draw attention to the living conditions of Darfur's millions of refugees, the BBC reports. The actress wants to show solidarity with those whose suffering has increased since the Sudanese government banned aid groups. The actress is asking "human rights advocates and citizens of conscience around the world" to join her for a day.