Why is Kim Kardashian Donating A Million Dollars To Armenia?

Kim Kardashian has donated 1 million dollars in aid to the people of Armenia who are seeing renewed fighting with Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The reality star whose roots are in Armenia says she is very involved in the situation in the country of her ancestors.

In a video posted on her Instagram page over the weekend, Kardashian said that her thoughts are with “the brave men, women and children” who are affected by the violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “I have spoken several times about the current situation in Armenia and Artsakh and have many conversations to create awareness for the crisis that we cannot allow to continue,” she stated.

The well-known reality star, who has a whopping 189 million followers on Instagram and thus can reach a very large platform, says that nowadays she feels particularly Armenian.

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 limited by borders and we are one global Armenian nation together.

Her donation will go to the Armenia Fund, a fund founded by Armenian-Americans in Los Angeles in 1994 that provides humanitarian aid to the region. The fund arranges, among other things, food, shelter and medical care for the population.

Genocide

Kim Kardashian’s Armenian roots go back very far: they run through her father Robert, her mother is partly Dutch, English, Irish and Scottish. The celebrity’s great-great-grandparents come from an Armenian village in northeastern Turkey. Later they emigrated to America like so many Eastern Europeans. However, Kim, her father Robert and her grandparents were just born in the US.

She stated: I’m so honored to be part of today’s global effort to support the @armeniafund. I’ve been speaking out about the current situation in Armenia and Artsakh and having conversations with so many others to bring further awareness to the crisis that we cannot allow to advance.

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 limited by borders and we are one global Armenian nation together.

The @armeniafund is directly helping those that have been impacted during this critical time with humanitarian aid through food, shelter, and medical care.

I will be donating $1M to assist their efforts on the ground and invite you to join me. Whether you are helping with just raising awareness and posting on social media or donating just $1, every bit helps.

Let’s make this our most successful fundraiser ever.

Picture credit: Wikipedia

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