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The Weeknd raises $5 million to fight global hunger

Since the launch of the XO Humanitarian Fund in March 2022, WFP's Goodwill Ambassador The Weeknd has raised and pledged $5 million to provide food and support to millions of people experiencing hunger across the globe. The first allotment will go towards emergency food and nutrition programs in northern Ethiopia. 

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What is the UN World Food Programme?

A child from Napumpum Primary School (Uganda) waits for his name to be called to collect his take-home rations. Photo: WFP/Hugh Rutherford

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and supporting communities to be resilient, adapt to a changing climate and improve food systems. 

4.4M  metric tonnes of food distributed in 2021

120M+  people assisted in 2021 

+120  countries and territories around the world


A Global Food Crisis

Since early 2022, the number of people experiencing extreme hunger was accelerating at an unprecedented pace. Rising costs of food and energy, the lingering economic impacts of the pandemic, and the ripple effects of conflict are pushing the most vulnerable to the limit.