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Undocumented people start individual treatment after interrupting hunger strike in Brussels

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Brussels, Jul 22 (EFE).- (Camera: Leo Rodríguez). A “neutral zone” has been abilitated by the Belgian government to individually review claims to residence permits by about 400 undocumented migrants, after reaching a tentative deal Wednesday that ended a month-long hunger strike. FOOTAGE OF THE STRIKE IN BRUSSELS. SOUNDBITES OF:Ahmed, spokesperson for immigrants, in french:1.- The Secretary of State has given elements of clarification that can give the strikers the possibility of evaluating their durable settlement, their integration, and family reunification.2.- On the one hand we feel relieved since disastrous damages have been avoided that can harm the state of health and even people's lives, on the other hand, we are not entirely satisfied because the minimum has been obtained and not everything we wanted.3.- We hope that the Secretary of State respects its commitments and that it treats the files well, otherwise the strikers will be forced to start over. They will go on a hunger strike and perhaps thirst.4.- As it was decided yesterday to suspend the hunger strike in the first place, the strikers drink soup until their bodies get used to eating so as not to damage our stomachs, our digestive systems, or our intestines. Eating the main dish directly can harm your health.Geert Verbauwhede, Director General of the Government Immigration Office, in english.

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