The Weeknd donates $1m in food aid to Ethiopia amid 'senseless' conflict

Published Apr 05 2021 at 8:45 AM GMT
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  • Singer also generates $2.2m in sales of NFTs, including one linked to an unreleased song sold for $490,000Pop singer the Weeknd has donated $1m ("722,000) in food aid to Ethiopia, amid the ongoing conflict in the country's Tigray region.
  • 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 on Instagram.
  • "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.




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  • Published Apr 5, 2021 8:45 AM GMT