Clooney’s HR project to check cash flow in African conflict zones

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor George Clooney has co-founded a Human Rights project which investigates the flow of money in and out of conflict zones in Africa. The Ocean’s Eleven star has teamed up with human rights activist John Prendergast and the Enough Project, a non-profit organisation which aims to end genocide and human rights abuses, to create The Sentry.

The Sentry’s mission is to analyse money flow to target those who fund and profit from violence so world leaders can change policy and “make war more costly than peace”. In a video launching the initiative, Clooney says, “Real leverage for peace and human rights will come when the people who benefit from war will pay a price for the damage they cause.”

The Sentry project is also backed by Clooney’s organisation Not On Our Watch, which he co-founded Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle.