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The Weeknd Donates $2 Million to Combat Famine in Gaza


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Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name The Weeknd, has pledged another $2 million to the World Food Programme (WFP) for their critical hunger relief efforts in war-torn Gaza.

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This latest donation comes on top of a previous $2.5 million Tesfaye contributed in December 2023. Combined, these significant contributions will provide over 1.5 million metric tons of food and benefit hundreds of thousands of Palestinians facing food insecurity.

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The WFP estimates that over one million displaced Palestinians are struggling with severe food shortages following months of conflict. Tesfaye, a UN World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador, is urging his fans to join him in supporting the WFP’s Gaza relief efforts.

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“We are very grateful for Abel’s continued support,” said Barron Segar, WFP USA president. “Hunger is solvable, and with funding and access, we can help these families and children.”

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The situation in Gaza is dire, with the UN reporting that nearly 30% of children under two are acutely malnourished, and 70% of the population in the north faces “catastrophic” hunger.

Tesfaye’s ongoing commitment, along with support from his fans and partners, has raised over $6.5 million for the XO Humanitarian Fund. With this latest contribution, The Weeknd is making a significant impact in the fight against hunger in Gaza.

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