Monday, April 5, 2021

The Weeknd Donates $1 Million To Relief Efforts In Ethiopia

 The Weeknd is set to donate $1 million to help Ethiopians amid violence in the country. 

The Guardian

The Canadian popstar, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, the son of two Ethiopian immigrants, announced on Sunday that the donation is to provide food aid to Ethiopia, where an ongoing conflict between the government and the Tigray region has resulted in thousands of deaths and over a million displaced people.

“I will be donating $1 million to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Program and encourage those who can to please give as well,” he said providing a link for his fans to contribute.

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