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Nicole Richie has blogged about her experiences recording the new We Are The World charity single for Haiti.

“On Monday I shared in one of the most heartfelt and inspiring events of my life when I sang alongside nearly 80 musicians and actors in a re-recording of We Are the World to benefit Haiti,” she wrote on her official blog. " It was more than 20 years ago that I sat in the exact same room with my father surrounded by legendary talent for the first recording. It’s definitely a different experience though when you have an understanding of what brought these people together. When I was four I was just watching it and this time I was on the other side actually participating. It was important for me to bring Harlow there because my parents instilled the idea of giving back at a very early age and raised me in an environment where helping others was of utmost importance. This is how I raise my children as well.

“I have included several photos from the recording session, as well as some tragic images of what’s left of Haiti. They’re brutal to look at but I am hoping they will inspire you to help in any way you can.

“January 12, 2010 was a day that left thousands homeless, injured, frightened, hungry and lost. There’s medical care… but not nearly enough to tend to all the injuries; there’s food… but people are having to turn to violence for it; there’s water… but it’s scarce. It breaks my heart just thinking about all the orphaned children who are now left fending for themselves and are too young to even comprehend what’s going on.

“Yes, millions of dollars have been raised, but that doesn’t mean we’re done and can now move on from this far away tragedy. People are still suffering and it’s our responsibility to help Haiti heal.

“Please visit UNICEFUSA.org for more information on how you can contribute.”

To read the blog and see the photos, click here.

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