The Weeknd Donates 1 Million To Feed Citizens of Ethiopia


(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Weeknd is doing his part to fight starvation.

The Canadian artist recently donated $1 million to hunger relief efforts in Ethiopia. He announced the news in an Instagram post, which detailed how he plans to aid those in need.

"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.

If you're interested in donating, you can visit the World Food Program USA website as well.