Sean Penn

US actor and director Sean Penn looks on during a press conference in Krakow, Poland, on 23 March 2022. US actor and director Sean Penn signed an agreement in Krakow with the municipality on the aid of his CORE foundation to Ukrainian refugees. The organization headed by the actor will transmit to the town hall its practical know-how acquired during similar actions and will open an office there, the Polish agency PAP reported. Its program includes educational activities, the organisation of workshops and the financing of renovation work on unoccupied premises to accommodate around fifty refugees. Image: Marek Lasyk / REPORTER / AFP)

Sean Penn signs deal to help Ukraine refugees in Poland

Sean Penn’s CORE Foundation has signed a deal with the municipality of Krakow to aid Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

Sean Penn

US actor and director Sean Penn looks on during a press conference in Krakow, Poland, on 23 March 2022. US actor and director Sean Penn signed an agreement in Krakow with the municipality on the aid of his CORE foundation to Ukrainian refugees. The organization headed by the actor will transmit to the town hall its practical know-how acquired during similar actions and will open an office there, the Polish agency PAP reported. Its program includes educational activities, the organisation of workshops and the financing of renovation work on unoccupied premises to accommodate around fifty refugees. Image: Marek Lasyk / REPORTER / AFP)

American actor and director Sean Penn on Wednesday signed an agreement for his CORE Foundation to provide help to Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

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SEAN PENN WILL AID REFUGEES THROUGH HIS FOUNDATION

Under the deal between CORE, which he co-founded, and the municipality of Krakow, the foundation will open an office in the historic southern Polish city and provide educational activities and also convert unoccupied premises to accommodate around 50 refugees, the Polish agency PAP said in a report.

Penn was in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in late February when the Russian invasion began, to shoot a documentary, the Ukrainian president’s office said at the time.

The double Oscar-winner was photographed attending a government news conference in Kyiv, and could be seen meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky in a video posted to the Ukrainian president’s official Instagram account.

SEAN PENN DIVES DEEP INTO THE POLITICAL WORLD

The 61-year-old actor with two Oscars – for Harvey Milk and Mystic River – is shooting a documentary for Vice Studios, according to NBC News.

Penn has previously attracted controversy as a result of his foray into politics and current affairs, especially after he and Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo interviewed Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman while he was on the run.

In 2018, Penn was reported to be in Turkey making an as-yet-unreleased documentary about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate.