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Matt Damon Visits Ethiopia -- One By One

Matt Damon Visits Ethiopia -- One By One

ONEXONE Foundation Ambassador Matt Damon brings awareness to Africa’s water crisis, visiting a hand-dug well just outside Mekele, Ethiopia on Tuesday (April 20).

In his right hand, the 38-year-old actor holds a bottle of regular water, in his left is a bottle of dirty water local children in Mekele drink everyday.

You can view more pictures and video from Matt‘s trip at

Matt also made a trip to Rwanda, where he met President Paul Rigame and visited a Millennium Village, hospitals and clinics.

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# 2

That’s ridiculous! Why the hell is their water so dirty! Thank goodness, someone is bringing some awareness to this issue. It makes no sense!

# 3

Wow, that’s horrible! :-(
Kudos to Matt for bringing awareness to the situation.

# 4

i love one x one. every year i volunteer with them because i believe in the foundation. yay matt.

# 5

that’s so great of matt to go out there and make a real difference in the world.

# 6

Eye opening and touching story that needs awareness and HELP!! Great Job Matt and will contribute to donating and providing support for a remedy of this horrendous situation. We must unite and help these people fight for health and happiness in life.

My heart goes out to them*

# 7

Its very nice when you see people who give back.

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# 9

We need clean water to drink. It is awesome that Matt helped them.

dontcare.. @ 06/04/2009 at 12:49 am

It’s amazing what we take for granted; you see the people of Ethiopia & they don’t have half the things we do, yet they seem much happier than most. I am glad Matt is using his star power for the good of these people. It’s beautiful yet sad site too see.

It is good to see that those who are well off tend to recognize from time to time that others need assistance. Too bad there are not more people in this world who are giving and are thoughtful enough to help others outside of The U.S

celebrityobsessed. @ 06/04/2009 at 1:27 am

Yay! Good on him!!

I love Matt Damon, George Clooney and Brad Pitt for for raising awareness. Good on you, Mate!

its president Paul KAGAME not RIGAME..thank u!

Um, while I applaud what Matt is doing and I think bringing attention to these poor children is awesome, I also look at the photos and wonder how many bottles of water that watch on Matt’s wrist could have bought. Sorry, but after his “passport” comments I think Matt is full of sh*t and clueless.

Charles U. Farley @ 06/04/2009 at 3:07 am

Double-fisted, one of them has pee in it

Matt thank you for good will, they said to [raised achild it take's the whole village.] there are bad sitestion in tigray which need lot help but they never got one. tigray people never complane, never plamed, so matt are opening thier eye atleast god will see your hard work. you are angle. my prayer for you matt. i’m one those people who came to usa. from refugee camp in 1986.

Thank you, thank you.

I know my country. it is the fact that i drunk such water one day before may be 20 years ago. but still the situation seems the same. may better a person like Matt can lead this country. nothing cheaper than water in this world. how about food, shelter, and other substances? and who is responsible for this tragedy?

Thank you Matt for caring. You’re truly a compassionate person.

Thank you MattD for caring. This is wonderful.

Liverwurst @ 06/04/2009 at 7:24 am

Good for him. I hope he is donating his money as well as his time to this worthy cause.

Thats incredible! Nothing like having it put in your face!

Rants, Thoughts & Merde

Everyone thanks these guys and yet at the end of the day they go home to their mansions and ten cars in the garage.

funnymunny @ 06/04/2009 at 7:57 am


why is that a problem – if you had the means to live a nice life most people would take advantage of it.

What’s important is that he hasn’t forgotten that there are others less fortunate and uses his wealth to help others. not just himself and his family.

Countess von Zinzendorf @ 06/04/2009 at 8:44 am

It’s great that he is helping these poor people and bringing awareness to the cause. Also to Marco, it is because they have money that they can do these things. The rest of us working stiffs are just trying to pay our bills and live in our little worlds (I wish I could do what he’s doing but don’t have the means, but at least donate to charities that do.)

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