The Weeknd Announces $1 Million Donation to Ethiopian People [Photos]

The Weeknd is donating $1 million to aid those affected by the ongoing crisis in his native home of Ethiopia.

via: The Blast

The “Blinding Lights” star took to social media on Easter Sunday with a heartfelt message about the ability to effect change and give back to a country that is so near and dear to his heart, as both The Weeknd’s parents are Ethiopian immigrants.

Ethiopia has been rife with turmoil ever since its Prime Minister launched an offensive attack into the ruling organization inside its own Tigray Region last November, causing instability throughout the entire area. The World Food Program aims at providing resources for those most affected by the conflict.

To donate to those affected by the war in Ethiopia, CLICK HERE.

This isn’t the first time the Weeknd has flexed his philanthropic pursuits. Last summer, the pop star donated $2 million to humanitarian causes, giving $1 million to COVID-19 relief, $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, $300,000 to Global Aid in Lebonan, and $200,000 to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights.

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