Kim Kardashian has announced that she has donated $1 million to the Armenian relief fund, set up for those Armenians affected by the ongoing conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, known as Artsakh by Armenians.
The conflict is being fought between the Azerbaijani state in which Artsakh lies, and ethnic Armenians who wish to establish their own state or bring the Artsakh region into full unity with Armenia. Armenians have long declared that they are subject to discrimination at the hands of Azerbaijani forces. A 6-year conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan was fought over the region in the 1990s, leading to thousands of deaths.
The money donated will go to providing food, shelter and medical supplies for the Armenians affected.
Kim Kardashian, who is of Armenian origin, said in an online post: