The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopia's Hunger Relief Efforts
By Zach Seemayer
The Weeknd is doing his part to combat starvation. The "Blinding Lights" artist recently donated $1 million to hunger relief efforts in Ethiopia.
The singer took to Twitter to share his reasons for donating and to encourage others to open their hearts and their wallets.
"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 of the ongoing civil conflict in the East African nation, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and millions of families being forced to flee.
"I will be donating $1 million to provide 2 million meals through the United Nations World Food Programme and encourage those who can to please give as well," he added.