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    Katy Perry Visits With Poverty-Stricken Children in Madagascar

    Katy Perry UNICEF / Splash News

    Katy Perry is showing off her caring side.

    The pop star has paid a visit to Madagascar as part of an official trip with UNICEF to bring attention to the plight of children living in poverty there.

    "In less than one week here in Madagascar, I went from crowded city slums to the most remote villages and my eyes were widely opened by the incredible need for a healthy life—nutrition, sanitation and protection against rape and abuse—which UNICEF are stepping in to help provide," Perry said in a statement.

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    During her time in Madagascar, the 28-year-old singer also visited a child protection center and met abused and abandoned children and young mothers receiving support and counseling.

    "I am grateful to UNICEF for giving me the opportunity to see first-hand how their programs make a real difference in children's lives," Perry added. "Support for UNICEF is saving children, I am witness to it."

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