As parts of Ethiopia face a humanitarian crisis, Toronto's own The Weeknd is calling on his fans and followers to help.
In an Instagram post from Sunday, April 4, Abel Tesfaye announced he had donated $1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme, a humanitarian aid program, to help those affected in the country.
"My heart breaks for my people of Ethiopia as innocent civilians... are being senselessly murdered and entire villages are being displaced out of fear and destruction," he wrote.
According to the CBC, the war has affected the Tigray Region, which is home to 6 million Ethiopians. Some estimates indicate over 50,000 people have been killed.