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    Inside Christina Aguilera's Emotional Trip to Africa to Help Fight World Hunger

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    Christina Aguilera is opening up about her latest trip to Africa.

    The Voice coach recently visited the poverty-stricken people of Kigali, Rwanda for an emotional mission to fight world hunger with the UN World Food Programme.

    "This trip came at a time when I really needed to step away and connect with bigger issues in the world, [and] this trip really touched me in a way I never felt before," Aguilera, who works as an Ambassador Against Hunger, told People.

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    "I came home and really wondered about why some people are born to some situations and others are born in a different place," she continued. "I had to come to terms with a little guilt even for coming home and not doing more. The people of Rwanda touched me in a way I cannot express or put into words. They are in a place that needs our help and I am so proud of the work that we are doing there."

    Aguilera, who's a mother to 5-year-old son Max, added, "After the birth of my son, I started looking into causes that touched me as a mother and I was so moved by the work the World Food Programme and [Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief] did."

    Aguilera says she'd definitely going to return to Africa for another visit in the future.

    "As a mom, to know that there are kids that go to bed hungry is just not acceptable," she said. "Food is a human right in my mind and knowing that I can help means so much. In Rwanda, we visited a school. The kids walk approximately two miles to get there, not only to learn but for many this is their only meal of the day."

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