The Weeknd has donated nearly $1 million to fight hunger in Ethiopia.
Although the artist was born in Canada, his parents are both from Ethiopia and he keeps in touch with his fellow countrymen.
“My heart breaks for the people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians, from young children to the elderly, die and entire villages are displaced by fear and destruction. I will donate $1 million to provide 2 million meals through the UN World Food Program, and I encourage anyone who cares enough to help to donate possible amounts as well,” The Weeknd wrote on Instagram.
The civil conflict that began last November in the country has already left thousands dead and millions of families forced to flee.