Oprah lends star power to earthquake-stricken Haiti

Tuesday December 13, 2011

Oprah Winfrey has toured an camp for Haitians displaced by last year's terrible earthquake.

The US talk show queen, escorted by security guards, walked among the tents with actor Sean Penn, who co-founded an aid group that provides support to people who live in the encampment.

"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," Oprah told reporters.

Sean 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 last year left much of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince 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," Sean added.

Photo: © Press Association

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