In reports of violent clashes in the region, “Weekend” donated US$1 million to fight hunger in Ethiopia
The Grammy Award winner said that he is extremely sad about what is happening in African countries. According to the New York Times, ethnic cleansing and the displacement of 2 million people in the Tigray area of the country.
He wrote: “My heart is shocked for the Ethiopian people, innocent civilians (from children to old people) were mercilessly murdered, and entire villages were displaced by fear and destruction,” he wrote.
“I will donate 1 million U.S. dollars to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Program, and encourage those who are able to also donate food,” “Weeknd” is named Abel Markko Abel Makkonen Tesfaye continued.
Generosity: “Weekend” donated US$1 million to the United Nations World Food Program to help fight famine in Ethiopia.He was seen at the Super Bowl in February
His posts also include amazing images of children in the area.
The parents of the blind light singer are from Ethiopia. When he grows up, he can speak Amharic, the country’s official language.
Tesfaye is not the first philanthropist.
Last summer, after a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, he donated US$300,000 to global aid organizations. It is estimated that the explosion killed 220 people and injured 6,000.
The singer’s agent, Wassim Slaiby, shared the news at the time. He said: “I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generosity and collective behavior, and donated 300,000 to the Lebanon Global Assistance Campaign. US dollars.”
Heartbroken: “My heart is heartbroken for the Ethiopian people. Innocent civilians (from children to the elderly) were mercilessly murdered, and entire villages were displaced by fear and destruction,” he wrote
Aid: His post also includes amazing images of children in the area
Lebanese-Canadian Slaiby was born in Lebanon. He also thanked Live Nation Entertainment CEO Michael Rapino for donating US$50,000 to the relief fund.
He added: “I am honored to work with artists who care about the world so much.” “Now, for our Lebanese brothers and sisters, they are suffering and need our collective help.”
Prior to this, he urged fans to contribute to the cause of “Black Lives Matter” and shared $500,000 with organizations related to the movement in June last year.
Don’t worry: the singer’s agent Wassim Slaiby announced the news on Instagram on Wednesday, writing: “I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generosity and collective deeds, to Lebanon. Donated 300,000 U.S. dollars to the Global Aid Campaign”