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Port-au-Prince - An aid group run by Hollywood actor Sean Penn announced on Tuesday that it is receiving $8.75-million from the World Bank to help move Haitians off of a golf course where many have been living since the January 2010 earthquake.
A statement from a public relations firm for Penn said that the money will go towards rent subsidies or for new housing units.
Around 14 000 people still live at the Petionville Club in plywood shacks. Sixty thousand lived there at one point.
The people are to be moved out by early 2014.
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.
Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organisation took responsibility for the impromptu settlement a couple of months after the earthquake, which destroyed thousands of buildings.
The number of people displaced by the earthquake has dropped from a high of 1.5 million people to more than 347 000 now, according to the International Organisation for Migration, an aid group that seeks to help people displaced by disaster and conflict. - Sapa-AP