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The Weeknd during his announcement as WFP Goodwill Ambassador


Breaking News: The Weeknd launches the XO Humanitarian Fund

The United Nations World Food Programme is honored to partner with The Weeknd to launch the XO Humanitarian Fund in support of the organization's response to an unprecedented hunger crisis in 2022. In addition to a donation of $500,000 from The Weeknd, $1 per ticket from his anticipated "After Hours Til Dawn" stadium tour will go to the Fund.

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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 using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.


15B  meals delivered each year

100M+  people fed each year 

+80  countries around the world



An unprecedented hunger crisis

A “ring of fire” is stretching around the world, where conflict and weather shocks compounded by growing prices and the COVID-19 pandemic are driving millions of people closer to starvation. A total of 44 million people in 38 countries are teetering on the edge of famine. The time to act is now!