Sean Penn's Haiti charity receives $8.75 million
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The World Bank is giving $8.75 million to an aid group run by Hollywood actor Sean Penn so it can move Haitians off of a golf course where many have been living since the January 2010 earthquake.
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A statement from a public relations firm for Penn said Tuesday that the money will go for rent subsidies or new housing units in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince from which many of the refugees came.
Some 14,000 people still live at the Petionville Club in plywood shacks still living in the camp. Sixty thousand lived there at one point.
Penn is an ambassador-at-large for Haiti. He uses the post to raise awareness about the nation still struggling to recover from the disaster.
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