On April 04, 2021, Abel Tesfaye commonly known as The Weeknd got involved in the military conflict in Ethiopia. Indeed, the singer gave a million dollars to the American subsidiary of the United Nations World Food Program. Himself of Ethiopian origin, the singer is therefore sending aid to this North African country which has been in the throes of chaos and bloodshed for a few months now.
Abel’s money will be used to finance 2 million meals for the citizens of this country. Many are now at a loss for resources because of the situation in the country. “My heart breaks for my Ethiopian people as innocent civilians ranging from small children to the elderly are senselessly murdered and entire villages displaced by fear and destruction. I will donate $ 1 million to provide 2 million meals. through the United Nations World Food Program and encourage those who can to give too, ”says The Weeknd.
“An internal battle in Ethiopia”
Since last November Ethiopia has been engaged in an internal conflict. Indeed, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has decided to go on the offensive against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, the ruling party in the northern part. The latter being accused by the Prime Minister of having attacked a government military base in order to steal weapons and artillery.
Note that a certain tension had already raged between the two groups for some time now. A difficult situation observed while the country tries to adopt a democratic system of government. Consequences, the inhabitants of Tigray suffered enormously. Many have fled the violence and even more are hungry, but who will be able to benefit from Abel’s gift.
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