The Weeknd's XO Humanitarian Fund
Goodwill Ambassador Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye launched the XO Humanitarian Fund to help millions of people on the brink of famine. Help The Weeknd send lifesaving food to the world's hungriest people today.
The Weeknd & Partners Raise $5 Million to Fight Global Hunger
Since the launch of the XO Humanitarian Fund in March 2022, WFP and its Goodwill Ambassador The Weeknd have raised $5 million. These funds will provide food and support to millions of people experiencing severe hunger across the globe. The first allotment will go towards emergency food and nutrition programs in northern Ethiopia.
Violent conflict in northern Ethiopia and a drought crisis in country’s southern regions have driven millions of families into devastating levels of severe hunger. An estimated 18% of the entire country (roughly 20 million people) face acute hunger. At a time when rising needs could soon outstrip resources, the first tranche from the XO Humanitarian Fund will provide critical support to two WFP programs in northern Ethiopia: emergency food assistance for nearly 60,000 people in conflict-affected areas and nutritional support for more than 16,000 malnourished children and pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Overall, these funds will help reach more than 75,000 people across northern Ethiopia.
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The U.N. World Food Programme saves lives by fighting hunger and famine around the globe.
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The Weeknd + WFP USA
The Weeknd Raises $5M Through the XO Humanitarian Fund
The Weeknd and WFP announce that $5 million has been raised through the XO Humanitarian Fund. The funds will bolster WFP's efforts to fight global hunger, with the first allotment going towards operations in Ethiopia.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
The Weeknd Kicks Off World Tour with Special Fundraiser
The Weeknd announces that $1 from every ticket sale of his North American After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour will be donated to the XO Humanitarian Fund.
The Weeknd Launches XO Humanitarian Fund
The Weeknd launches the XO Humanitarian Fund, with an initial donation of $500,000, to help stave off hunger and famine around the world.Source: Read the Story Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images
The Weeknd Becomes a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP
World Food Program USA announces The Weeknd as the newest U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for WFP.Source: Read the Story
The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopia
The Weeknd donates $1 million in support of hunger relief efforts in Ethiopia. The significant donation, which equates to 2 million meals, will provide lifesaving food to those affected by conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray Region.Source: Read the Story
The Weeknd Joins Other Artists to Raise Funds for Lebanon
The Weeknd joined the #GlobalAidForLebanon campaign, raising funds for the victims of the Beirut explosion and bringing in more than $1.2 million.Source: Read the Story Photo: WFP
🎉 Today, @WFP and Goodwill Ambassador @theweeknd announce that since the #XOHumanitarianFund launched in March 2022, $5 MILLION has been raised to support WFP’s lifesaving efforts to fight global hunger. 🙌 🌍
— World Food Program USA (@WFPUSA) November 28, 2022
WFP Goodwill Ambassador @theweeknd raises US💲5M to fight global hunger.
↪️ “On stage and off stage, The Weeknd is bringing hope and happiness to millions of people across the globe,” said @WFPChief
— WFP Media (@WFP_Media) November 28, 2022
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