The Weeknd is partnering with The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to launch the “XO Humanitarian Fund,” which will support the hunger crisis currently affecting the world.
The “XO Humanitarian Fund” Will Help People All Around the World
So far, The Weeknd has already made an initial donation of US$500,000 to the fund. In addition, to help launch the fund, The Weeknd is contributing $1 dollar from each ticket sold in North America for his After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour.
Recognizing the fund’s lifesaving impact, World Food Program USA’s Board of Directors, together with donors, will contribute $1 million. “The goal with this fund is to provide immediate life-saving support to people who are on the brink of starvation. I’m so thankful to have WFP as a partner and to further expand our reach to those who need it most,” The Weeknd said.
The money will be used to assist families and communities on the frontlines of hunger; in countries like Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Yemen, and now, Ukraine.
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The Weekend’s After Hours Til Dawn Tour Will Contribute to the Cause
“As he launches his global tour, The Weeknd is not just lighting up the lives of his millions of fans. He is also shining a spotlight on the suffering of the millions threatened by famine. The XO Humanitarian Fund, Powered by World Food Programme is a new dawn in the struggle to end global hunger and WFP is proud to partner with Abel to save lives. He is truly an inspiration to the next generation of humanitarians,” WFP Executive Director David Beasley said.
“We are grateful that The Weeknd is on this journey with us to fight global hunger. We cannot allow millions of children, women, and men to starve when we have the food and expertise to save them;” said Barron Segar, President, and CEO of World Food Program USA. “Inspired by The Weeknd’s generosity and leadership; our Board of Directors and donors are very happy to announce they are donating $1 million to the fund in support of WFP’s efforts in Ethiopia.”