LOS ANGELES—Kim Kardashian posted a message on her blog about the plight of the Syrian Armenian community, and the role the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund is playing to improve their situation.
Below is Kardashian’s message:
I just wanted to share something that’s very important to me, and it’s something than many of you may not be aware of. Syria is now home to over 100,000 Armenians, most of whom fled during the Armenian Genocide. But in recent years, fighting between the Syrian army and rebels started and thousands of Armenians in Syria have been affected. Armenian churches have been destroyed, homes have been burned down or looted and thousands of Armenians are unemployed and in need. Thousands of Armenians have evacuated their homes, dozens of innocent civilians have been killed and tens of thousands are struggling just to eat or find shelter.
The Syrian Armenian Relief Fund was set up to raise money to distribute food and water and provide medicine, medical care, housing and even classes for children whose schools have been closed.
My Armenian heritage is incredibly important to me and I think it’s important to raise awareness of this.
To donate to the Fund, go to: http://www.syrianarmenianrelieffund.org/