- Money donated by The Weeknd will provide two million meals to those in need of food aid
- The Weeknd has announced that it is donating $ 1 million to alleviate hunger in Ethiopia.
The money will provide two million meals to those in need of food aid amid the ongoing conflict between the government and the Tigray region.
“My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia, as innocent civilians, from young children to the elderly, are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced by fear and destruction,” he wrote on Instagram.
The Weeknd added on Instagram that he will donate $ 1 million to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Program and will encourage those who can to contribute as well.
The Weeknd’s Ethnic Roots
The crisis in the Tigray region has caused thousands of deaths and millions of people have been displaced.
The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was born in Canada but is the son of two Ethiopian immigrants.
In June, he donated $ 1 million to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as $ 500,000 to nonprofits committed to racial equality.
He also promised $ 300,000 to the victims of the Beirut, Lebanon, blast in August.
Donations to help alleviate hunger in Ethiopia, as The Weeknd did, can be made on the UN World Food Program website.
This project explains that the outbreak of the conflict in Tigray last November coincided with the peak harvest period, which caused the loss of jobs and income, the disruption of markets, and an increase in food prices.
Plus the limited access to cash and fuel, and that the organization aims to help 1.4 million of these vulnerable people before it’s too late.
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