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Aguilera to 'help world hunger'

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera became a mother for the first time last year

US pop star Christina Aguilera has been named global ambassador for the charity World Hunger Relief.

The singer, whose hits include Genie In A Bottle and Dirrty, said she hopes to "raise awareness about the issue and move people from hunger to hope".

She added: "It is unacceptable that a child dies every six seconds somewhere around the world from hunger."

In the past the 28-year-old has lent her name to a series of good causes, including Women's Cancer Research Fund.

The four-time Grammy award-winning singer became a mother for the first time last year, to a son named Max Liron.



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