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The Weeknd Pledges $2 Million To Provide Food To Gaza Families

The Weeknd has promised to donate $2 million to provide food to starving families in Gaza.

The United Nations’ World Food Program Goodwill Ambassador, whose original name is Abel Tesfaye, is allocating another $2 million from his XO Humanitarian Fund toward the WFP’s humanitarian response efforts in Gaza.

This support will provide more than 1,500 metric tons of fortified wheat flour, which can make over 18 million loaves of bread that can help feed more than 157,000 Palestinians for one month.

This funding builds on the original $2.5 million, equivalent to four million emergency meals, that Tesfaye directed to the WFP’s Gaza response in December.

Additionally, Tesfaye is making an urgent appeal to fans, calling on them to give what they can by donating towards the WFP’s efforts in Gaza. More than 1 million Palestinians face catastrophic levels of hunger across Gaza and need urgent support.

“With famine looming in Gaza, Abel’s generous support will provide vital relief for thousands of Palestinian families who battle the grip of hunger every day. We are tremendously grateful for his contribution, compassion, and for his unwavering advocacy for WFP and the people of Palestine,” said the WFP’s Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe Region, Corinne Fleischer.

Tesfaye, appointed a Goodwill Ambassador in October 2021, has actively supported the WFP’s global hunger-relief mission through personal donations and the XO Humanitarian Fund established in partnership with World Food Program USA. Tesfaye, his partners and fans have raised $6.5 million to-date for the Fund.

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