The Weeknd says he is donating $1 million toward Ethiopian relief efforts

By CNN12 days ago

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(CNN)Grammy award-winning artist The Weeknd is stepping up to help Ethiopians amid violence in the country.

The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, on Sunday said that he will donate $1 million to Ethiopian relief efforts through the UN World Food Programme.

Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed, raped and abused during the course of Ethiopia's five-month-old conflict.

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