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UN envoy welcomes deal to end hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israel

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, has welcomed the agreement reached to end the hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody.

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Israel: Palestine: Over 1600 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike: 6 in life threatening conditions

The prisoners call for the end of their detention; to be allowed to receive family visits, and the end of isolation. Many of them have spent years in prison, without trial or charges, for "security reasons". Bilal Diab, 27, and Thaer Halahla, 34, on their 74th day, are in desperate conditions. UN ...

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Funding gap threatens efforts to assist millions facing hunger in Africa - UN official

A major funding gap is threatening efforts to boost food security and development in the Sahel region of West Africa and in the Horn of Africa in the east, a senior United Nations official warned today.

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Senegal: Change of direction in hunger response

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UN envoy urges Israel to preserve health of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

A senior United Nations official said today he was deeply troubled by reports about the critical condition of at least two Palestinians being held by Israel, who have been on hunger strike for over two months, and urged the Government to preserve the health of the prisoners.

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Russian Opposition Candidate To End 40-Day Hunger Strike

A Russian opposition politician who has been on a hunger strike for 39 days to protest alleged vote rigging in a mayoral election says he will end his protest fast on April 24.

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Russian Opposition Candidate Ends 40-Day Hunger Strike

A Russian opposition politician who has been on a hunger strike for 40 days to protest alleged vote rigging in a mayoral election ended his protest fast on April 24.

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Some 100 Inmates Go On Hunger Strike At Notorious Afghan Prison

Officials from Afghanistan's largest prison say some 100 inmates have gone on hunger strike over their alleged mistreatment at the facility.

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UN rights expert urges Israel to release Palestinian woman prisoner on hunger strike

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Israel to release Hana Shalabi, a Palestinian woman prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month.

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Punk Band Members Claim Hunger Strike As Supporters Ask Patriarch For Forgiveness

Supporters of the Russian female punk band Pussy Riot have appealed to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to drop criminal charges against the group.

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Jailed Belarusian Activist On Hunger Strike Hospitalized

A Belarusian opposition activist who was sentenced last week to 25 months in jail for a parole violation has been sent to a prison hospital in Minsk, the Belarusian capital.

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Asia-Pacific makes big gains against poverty, lags on hunger and child deaths - UN

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have made big gains against poverty and advancing towards other development goals, but need to redouble efforts if they are to meet globally agreed targets to reduce hunger and child and maternal mortality, the United Nations reported today.

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Almost All Kyrgyz Prisoners End Hunger Strike

Kyrgyz officials say almost all prisoners have ended a hunger strike against jail conditions that saw 1,200 inmates sew their lips together in protest.

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UN agency honours Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as champion against hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today is honouring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and activist Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his efforts in the battle against hunger and his advocacy on behalf of the world?s most vulnerable people.

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Kyrgyz Authorities To Forcibly Feed Inmates On Hunger Strike

RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports that State Penitentiary Service officials announced that the "forced feeding" means a transfusion of glucose solution via an intravenous system to protesting inmates whose health is in immediate danger.

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Jailed Belarusian Activist On Hunger Strike Being 'Forcibly Fed'

Medical personnel have begun forcibly feeding a jailed political activist on hunger strike in eastern Belarus.

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North Korea: Kim Jong un announces amnesty to make people forget about hunger

North Korea’s new dictator opens prison doors to celebrate the birthdays of his father and grandfather. Source tells AsiaNews, “the country is in chaos, where the fit survive, with food running out.”

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Two years after Haitian quake, UN Ambassador Against Hunger views progress

Almost two years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, a high-profile advocate for the United Nations food relief agency has visited the Caribbean country to survey the agency?s efforts in fighting malnutrition among those made homeless by the disaster.

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UN food agency launches initiative to fight hunger in Afghan cities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today a new food subsidy initiative geared towards providing Afghanistan?s urban poor with guaranteed access to provisions despite the threat of food insecurity across the country.

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?Storm of hunger? threatens lives of 2.5 million South Sudanese - UN official

Damaged crops combined with conflict and insecurity are threatening to leave some 2.5 million people in South Sudan - the world?s newest country - in critical conditions unless food assistance is provided immediately, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.

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Hundreds Of Kyrgyz Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike

Hundreds of inmates in seven Kyrgyz prisons started a hunger strike today to demand better living conditions and meals.

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Ukraine's Chornobyl Veterans Continue Hunger Strike

Nineteen veterans of the post-Chornobyl nuclear disaster cleanup have continued their hunger strike in front of the Ukrainian government building in Kyiv.

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Chornobyl Veterans In Ukraine Start Hunger Strike

More than 40 veterans of the Chornobyl cleanup have gone on hunger strike in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk to protest planned pension cuts.

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Kazakh Jailed For Journalist's Murder Ends Hunger Strike

A Kazakh man convicted of murdering an independent Kyrgyz journalist has ended the hunger strike he started by sewing his mouth shut nearly two weeks ago.

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Would-Be Homeowners In Bashkortostan On Hunger Strike

Five women in Ufa, the capital of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, have begun a hunger strike demanding overdue apartments they have paid for.

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Kyrgyz Convicted Of Journalist's Murder Plans Hunger Strike

A former Kyrgyz security officer convicted of murdering an independent journalist says he will go on a hunger strike in a Kazakh jail to protest his sentence.

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Nepal: Christians on hunger strike, demanding a place to bury the dead

The fast began on 2 November in the capital. Christians, Muslims and Kirati denounce the inaction of the government that forbids them to have cemeteries.

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UN project seeks to make use of Nile?s resources to fend off poverty and hunger

A United Nations report released today on the use and management of water in the Nile River basin calls for new methods to boost agricultural productivity and warns that governments must take action to keep population growth and resource degradation from intensifying poverty.

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Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka, 4 million people suffer from hunger. A "Food Justice Campaign”

It's called "Grow" and is sponsored by humanitarian group Oxfam International. Pregnant women and children are the most malnourished groups. One in 5 children born underweight. Approximately 500 thousand children under 5 years are underweight.

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Hong Kong: Card. Zen ends hunger strike for freedom of Hong Kong Catholic schools

During his three-day fast, hundreds of Church school students, teachers, principals, faithful, local people and politicians visited him and expressed support and concern. The prelate stresses Catholic education values in schools: life education, love, sanctity of marriage, respect for human dignity ...

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Russian Opposition Activist Released After Hunger Strike

A Russian opposition activist who went on hunger strike after being sentenced to 10 days' administrative detention was released early on October 20 after his health deteriorated.

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Hong Kong: China: Card. Zen on hunger strike for freedom of education in schools

The cardinal criticizes the decision of the Supreme Court in favour of government control (and China) which is likely to destroy the educational system of the territory, considered among the best. Card. Zen will take only water and communion every day. Revelations of donations received by him, ...

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Russian Activist Announces Hunger Strike In Protest At Jailing

A Russian opposition activist jailed over a march in Moscow this week says he is going on a "dry hunger strike" in protest.

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