Kim Kardashian West Donates $1 Million to Armenia Fund Amid Ongoing Conflict With Azerbaijan
Kim Kardashian West announced on Saturday that she was donating $ 1 million to the Armenia Fund.
At the end of September there was renewed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, in which long-range weapons were used on both sides. The two countries have accused each other of violating the terms of a ceasefire declared on Saturday.
Kardashian West - whose late father, Robert Kardashian, is Armenian - revealed her donation in a short video on her Instagram encouraging her fans to support Armenia.
"I have spoken about the current situation in Armenia and Artsakh and had conversations with so many others in order to raise awareness of the crisis that we cannot allow it to move forward," said Kardashian West. “My thoughts and prayers are with the brave men, women and children. I want everyone to remember that despite the distance that separates us, we are not bound by borders and together we are a global Armenian nation. "
Kardashian West also stated that donations to the Armenia Fund will be used to provide food, shelter, medical care and other necessary supplies to civilians affected by the conflict or displaced.
Kardashian West's siblings, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, have also posted social media posts for the cause, despite not disclosing their donation amounts. The videos were aired during an Armenia Fund telethon on Saturday that raised more than $ 30 million. Other celebrities such as Elton John, Cardi B and Offset have expressed their support for Armenia on social media, but later dismissed their posts after a backlash from supporters from Azerbaijan.
Kardashian West visited Armenia twice while filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians. once in 2015 to baptize their daughter North and again last year during which Kardashian West was baptized with their other three children Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
Check out the full video from Kardashian West.
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