Grammy award-winning artist The Weeknd– is donating $1million to Ethiopians whose country has witnessed violence since November 2020.
He made this disclosure in a post shared on his Instagram and Twitter handles. The songwriter– said that he would donate 1 million to the east African country through the UN world food program, which will feed which provide 2 million meals for Ethiopians.
He said in his post that:
“My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians ranging from small children to elderly are being senselessly murdered, and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction. 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”.
According to CNN reports, thousands of civilians have been killed, raped, and abuse during the Tigray crisis. A CNN-led investigation also found that at least 11 unarmed men were executed by men in army uniform whose bodies were disposed of near Mahibere Diego.
On the contrary, the Ethiopian government, through the office of the Prime Minister, dismissed shreds of evidence found during this investigation, saying:
Social media posts and claims cannot be taken as evidence regardless of whether western media report it or not.”
The awarding-winning singer, born to Ethiopian immigrant parents, has been donating to the excellent course for a while now. In 2020, he made several donations, including Coronavirus relief, victims of the Beirut port explosion, and even the Black Lives Matters Global Network.