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On Wednesday, Clooney testified before Congress about "a campaign of murder" under way in Sudan, where villagers run for the hills to hide from bombings on a daily basis.
"What you see is a constant drip of fear," Clooney said, a day after returning from a trip in which he and a small team of fellow activists managed to enter one of the most devastated areas, the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan.
"We found children filled with shrapnel, including a 9-year-old boy who had both of his hands blown off," Clooney told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Clooney said the attacks are being orchestrated by Sudan's government, led by President Omar al-Bashir, government official Ahmad Harun and Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein - the same three men, he said, who previously orchestrated long-documented attacks in Darfur.
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George Clooney contracted malaria while he was in Sudan during the recent electionÂ there, he told Piers Morgan during an interview scheduled to air Friday.
Clooney was in Sudan doing humanitarian work and watching elections on a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan.
"The truth of the matter is we are hoping it is one of many tools to continue to apply pressure, at the very least, to gather evidence that could be used at The Hague later if there are - if there are infringements or rules broken ... if anyone crosses across the border north or south," Clooney told Morgan.
It was during this recentÂ work in SudanÂ that he contracted malaria. Malaria, which is spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes, can cause chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. It kills about 1 million people a year and is mostly limited to developing countries. Malaria has been nearly wiped out in the United States.
"I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar," Clooney quipped.
While discussing the matter in a fairly jovial manner, Clooney said it was the second time he had gotten malaria.
"You don't think President Bashir has - has detached a detail of sickly, vengeful mosquitoes to target you whenever you arrive?" Morgan joked.
"Yeah," Clooney responded. "I think so."
A few minutes later Morgan joked in another tweet abut Clooney's condition.
"Clooney malaria update: now have 24,563 offers to nurse him. But his rep says medication's worked and he's OK. Sorry, ladies," Morgan tweeted.