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One Direction on Africa charity trip: "It was really upsetting"

One Direction have opened up further about their recent charity trip to Africa.

The British boyband flew to Ghana to see how money raised by Comic Relief's Red Nose Day can help those in need.

Speaking to Hello!, Harry Styles revealed that he ended up giving a 7-year-old girl called Fridous a necklace after striking up a close relationship with her. He said:

"She came up and took my hand and we really bonded. She lives in the slum with her family, who battle to make a living. Fortunately for me, English is the main language here so we quickly became friends and she clung to me for most of the day. She was adorable. I gave her my St Christopher's necklace to keep her safe."

Styles' bandmate Louis Tomlinson admitted that viewing scenes of poverty was "really upsetting". The singer said:

"No one deserves to be in such poor conditions. It was really upsetting because it was a million miles away from our lives back home."

One Direction meanwhile have recorded a cover of Blondie's 'One Way Or Another' as this year's Comic Relief's charity single ahead of Red Nose Day on March 15.





Watch a video of One Direction in Africa below: