Actor George Clooney testifies on Sudan and South Sudan before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington March 14, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Actor and human rights activist George Clooney on Wednesday warned of a humanitarian crisis in the volatile border area between Sudan and South Sudan, where residents are taking refuge in the Nuba Mountains because of aerial bombardments.
Clooney, just back from a visit to the region, described how he secretly traveled across the border, came under rocket attack and witnessed death and destruction in the African countries. He recalled how a 9-year-old boy had his hand blown off.
"What we're looking at is a real disaster," Clooney told a small group of reporters before testifying at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.