Popular singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, known in the music scene as The Weeknd has announced a donation of $1 million in food towards humanitarian works in Ethiopia.
This is meant to support the numerous people displaced by the current conflict between government forces and Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) rebels. The musician made this announcement on his Instagram handle.
“My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction.” he wrote.
“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 added.
The multiple award winning singer was born in Canada; however, both of his parents are Ethiopian immigrants.
The Weeknd is known for his charitable works; he earlier donated $1 million in support of those who were adversely affected by the pandemic and also committed an amount of $500,000 to support the fight against systemic racism.