Kim Kardashian West has said she is donating US$1m to help with relief efforts in Armenia and the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The reality star, one of the best-known celebrities in the world, is to send the money to the Armenia Fund, which provides humanitarian and infrastructure development in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh.
Kardashian West encouraged people to raise awareness or donate to the cause as the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region continues.
In a short video posted to Instagram, she said: “We are not limited by borders. We are one global Armenian nation together.”
“Armenia Fund is directly helping those who have been impacted during this critical time with humanitarian aid from food, shelter and medical care,” she added.
Fighting is currently taking place in the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but is home to ethnic Armenians.
It is feared the fighting in the area could lead to a wider regional conflict.