Media mogul Oprah Winfrey jetted into Haiti on Sunday (December 11) to interview Sean Penn and visit a settlement camp for displaced people run by his aid group J/P HRO.
Haiti is still recovering from a massive 7.0 earthquake that struck the Caribbean country on January 12th, 2010, killing more 230,000 people and another 1.3 million more homeless.
Oprah, accompanied by Sean Penn and a heavy security detail visited a tent camp and other areas. The actor’s efforts will be featured in an upcoming program on her Oprah Winfrey Network.
“This is part of the next chapter, going around the world to see interesting and fascinating cases of profound examples of what can be done to make a difference in the world,” Winfrey told reporters at the encampment.
Penn said he welcomed the interest of ‘the world’s most elegant woman’ and expected it would help Haiti. The camp where his group works was built on a former country club golf course and has been home to thousands of people since the earthquake left much of the Haitian capital in ruins.
“Everybody who has spent time in Haiti knows how important it is for the world to see what is going on here. We really appreciate that she’s here with us,” Penn said.