Music superstar The Weeknd has announced that he will be donating the sum of $1milllion to women and children in Ethiopia. The singer whose parents are from Ethiopia and whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye said that he will donate to Ethiopian relief efforts through the UN World Food Programme.
Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed, raped, and abused during the course of Ethiopia’s war with the Tigray region of the country. The UN announced on March 25 that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission would launch a joint investigation into possible crimes. The singer announced his donations via his social media page and also appealed to anyone who can donate to do the same for the women and children there.
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