Instead of lounging in the lap of luxury, which he could easily be doing, Clooney has decided to get involved in Sudan to use his popularity as a celebrity to raise awareness to the possibility of another bloody conflict.
The country is positioned to split itself in two, they will be voting on January 9th to see if the secession will take place. If so, Clooney says that is most likely there will be a civil war and we need to start the prevention of that from occurring.
He believes no less than another full-on effort by the U.S. is needed to stop a civil war from breaking out again. There has even been reports that a military build up is beginning in the north.
Clooney spent a week traveling through the Sudan to remote, conflict-prone areas with John Prendergast, founder of the Enough Project, an anti-genocide advocacy group.
Clooney explains, “If you knew a tsunami or Katrina or a Haiti earthquake was coming, what would you do to save people?" He wants us to get involved.