Alarm grows over migrants’ hunger strike in Brussels

Belgian government under pressure to offer residence permits to hundreds of migrants on hunger strike

The Belgian government is under pressure to offer residence permits to several hundred migrants, some of whom are “between life and death” after a weeks’ long hunger strike in Brussels.

Undocumented migrants have been on hunger strike in a central Brussels church and university buildings for nearly 60 days in an attempt to secure residency papers.

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