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NEW WFP AMBASSADOR CHRISTINA AGUILERA VISITS HAITI AND URGES WORLD TO HELP

PORT AU PRINCE – Christina Aguilera went straight to work in her new role as Ambassador Against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP), by visiting Haiti earlier this week.

“I was so moved by the devastation in Haiti but also by the spirit of its people. I met young mothers who live in tents in camps and who just want to make sure they can feed their children. The only food they get now is from the World Food Programme,” said Aguilera. “The children I visited in the schools were so happy to get rice and beans from WFP. They have such joy and are eager to learn despite the destruction around them. The children deserve a chance – and I want to make sure they get a chance. I urge everyone to go to www.wfp.org/christina and donate so we can bring food to these mothers and children and help them rebuild their lives.”

Click below to see photos from the trip and to read the full press release!








WFP Full Press Release
PORT AU PRINCE – Christina Aguilera went straight to work in her new role as Ambassador Against Hunger of the World Food Programme (WFP), by visiting Haiti earlier this week.

Together with her husband Jordan Bratman she toured the quake-stricken country with WFP workers and spent time with mothers and children who have found refuge in camps after the January earthquake. Aguilera visited schools to meet the children receiving food aid through WFP school meal programmes.

The world-famous singer on Tuesday helped serve meals of rice and beans to children at the Ecole Lysee Fritz Pierre Louis in Port-au-Prince and at the Ecole Saint Terese de Darbonne, in Leogane, a badly damaged town south of the capital.

“I was so moved by the devastation in Haiti but also by the spirit of its people. I met young mothers who live in tents in camps and who just want to make sure they can feed their children. The only food they get now is from the World Food Programme,” said Aguilera. “The children I visited in the schools were so happy to get rice and beans from WFP. They have such joy and are eager to learn despite the destruction around them. The children deserve a chance – and I want to make sure they get a chance. I urge everyone to go to www.wfp.org/christina and donate so we can bring food to these mothers and children and help them rebuild their lives.”

Aguilera met WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran while in Haiti to discuss the hunger response after the earthquake. WFP’s operation in the Caribbean nation is shifting away from emergency relief to programmes such as school meals, nutrition schemes and food-for-work projects to help the national recovery effort.

“Together with Christina we can help to give Haiti the chance for a fresh start after so much misery. We cannot allow the world to forget the hunger that women and children face. Christina is lending her voice to help those who cannot be heard,” Sheeran said.

During her time with children of Port-au-Prince, Aguilera sang ‘Happy Birthday, Haiti’ to highlight how reconstruction efforts are giving the long-suffering nation the chance of a new start.

Find more information about Christina Aguilera’s work with the World Food Programme on wfp.org/christina.

You can help and text WFP to 90999 and 5 dollars will feed a child in school for a month.

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  • LívinhaPop 05.27.2010

    How beautiful! We pride ourselves on being fans of a person as wonderful as Christina Aguilera!

  • candee2 05.26.2010

    I'm so proud! I love all of her parts, all make her a strong woman.

  • Dr_Jr 05.24.2010

    Can a Fan be more proud of his idol??? Jesus Christ...Christina you are The Sweetest Thing!!!

  • Ghislaine 05.24.2010

    ... the safety reason I mean being not "losing" money to the WFP, but erroneously switching on the browser function on a contract cell phone... and finding yourself with a four digits (or so) bill [before the comma!!] at the end of the month...

  • Ghislaine 05.24.2010

    Oh, and - for safety reasons - I am using a prepaid...

  • Ghislaine 05.24.2010

    ...well, unless this does take some time to take effect, donating will have to be done differently here...

  • Ghislaine 05.24.2010

    Quite obviously, Heaven finally had it and sent an Angel in person!...
    ... and I will go try whether that texting WFP to 90999 will work in Germany...

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  • carolina 05.24.2010

    Sos un amor Christina que orgullo para tu familia,
    Teamoooo...

  • xtinalovermx 05.23.2010

    This one of the reasons why you're such an inspiration to many of us in your site.
    I wish all people were that warm hearted to do something for the people who need a arm to cry, a shoulder to stand.
    Thanks for existing you wonderful woman!

  • sayhello 05.23.2010

    angeltina♥

  • saleh 05.23.2010

    god bless you christina <3

  • Angel Eyes 05.23.2010

    its really great to see her out there making the people smile in the pictures what a insperation and what a real hero she is you rock girl x

  • diepmayer 05.22.2010

    Sweet heart of USA

  • marcextina 05.22.2010

    I really admire you got the humility of the great love you queen!!!
    and you came out beautiful!!!!!

  • juninho_hjd 05.22.2010

    I'm proud of my diva ♥

  • Lablanche 05.22.2010

    Great Job Christina, coming from similar backgrounds I can assure you that a visit to this people and a short conversation with them is worth more than money at this point. They need to know that the world cares and that they are not alone. Bravo:-)

  • angel_ex 05.22.2010

    queen christina!

  • gilbertito 05.21.2010

    hermosa en verdad que ayudar es lo tuyo eres un ser especial llena de talento

  • nyarlo121 05.21.2010

    Queen!!!

  • dustinzero 05.21.2010

    l o v e

  • b_e_r_f_i_N 05.21.2010

    angel!!

  • b_e_r_f_i_N 05.21.2010

    angel!!

  • cammyno1star 05.21.2010

    Great cause, Great Charity with a Great Star using her fame for all the right reasons! x

  • BionicHoney 05.21.2010

    aww, ur so beautiful inside & out

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