Sean Penn Speaks to Congress About Haiti Relief Efforts, Needs
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 03: Academy award winning actor Sean Penn (L) looks on as California Sen. Mark Leno (R) speaks during a press conference announcing legislation to create a Harvey Milk Day in California March 3, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Actor Sean Penn and California State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) announced legislation that will be introduced to create a Harvey Milk Day in California to recognize the efforts of the slain gay rights activist. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Sean Penn;Mark Leno
Updated at 5:30 PM EDT on Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sean Penn says the biggest challenge facing post-quake Haiti is getting hospitals staffed and supplied during its current rainy season and ahead of the upcoming hurricane season.
Penn told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that the problem requires "immediate attention" and shouldn't be held up by any bureaucratic disagreements.
Penn testified at the hearing along with administration officials, who also touted some of the successes made in the devastated country.
Penn has been involved in relief efforts in Haiti since the country was devastated by an earthquake in January. The disaster left 230,000 people dead and displaced more than 1.2 million.
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Published at 5:19 PM EDT on May 19, 2010
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