Image depicting The Weeknd Becomes A WFP Goodwill Ambassador

The Weeknd Becomes A WFP Goodwill Ambassador

Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, will advocate for Zero Hunger as the newest Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. World Food Programme.




Breaking News: The Weeknd Becomes Goodwill Ambassador for WFP

“The U.N. World Food Programme is doing urgent and important work to change and save lives on a daily basis and I feel passionately about addressing world hunger and helping people in need. Our partnership is an authentic extension of all our efforts and intentions to help those in need and bring an end to so much suffering.” – Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye

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The Weeknd is a passionate advocate for fighting global hunger. You can join him in building a Zero Hunger world.

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The Weeknd Donates $1 Million to Ethiopia

Abel Tesfaye 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.

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The Weeknd Becomes a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP

World Food Program USA announces The Weeknd as the newest U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for WFP.

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What's Happening in Ethiopia?

As the son of Ethiopian immigrants, the recent conflict has had a strong impact on The Weeknd. Learn about the crisis in Tigray and why The Weeknd is using his voice to speak out on global hunger.

Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Top 5 Goals We’re Reaching in Ethiopia With the Support of The Weeknd

The Weeknd’s ambassadorship and advocacy will help shed a global spotlight on the rising tide of global hunger and send relief to countries affected by conflict, like his parents’ home of Ethiopia.

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Photo: WFP/ Photogallery WFP Convoy Reaches Tigray, Many More Are Vital to Meet Growing Needs

A WFP convoy of 50 trucks arrived in the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle today with 900 metric tons of food as well as other emergency supplies.

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Photo: WFP WFP Reaches Over 1 Million People with Emergency Food Assistance in Tigray

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