Australia is in the midst of one of the worst bushfire crises the world has seen. Since September, entire communities have been engulfed by relentless heat and fires. The flames are showing no signs of slowing down - which means only one thing... death tolls are rising.

Generosity has been shown all around the world after hundreds of thousands have donated money to the struggling country, including a lot of A-listers.

However, the Kardashian-Jenners have all been slammed for their "heartless" posts in regards to this terrible crisis.

Keep scrolling to learn more...

Australia is being ravished by one of the worst bush fire crises the world has seen in decades.

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Due to soaring temperatures and one of the worst droughts in years, the relentless fires have been burning since September. We're currently in January. Just let that sink in.

New South Wales is suffering immensely at the moment.

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There have been fires reported in every state, but New South Wales is truly taking a beating by bush fires and is undoubtedly the hardest hit. According to CNN, so far, in New South Wales alone, more than 900 houses have been destroyed.

NSW declared a state of emergency last month.

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What does this mean? Well, it grants "extraordinary powers" to the NSWRFS commissioner, including the authority to allocate government resources and direct government agencies in taking action, according to CNN.

The raging fires have had a devastating impact...

The BBC reported that close to fifty bush fires continue to burn in populated coastal and inland regions to the city's north.

Seventeen people have sadly been confirmed to have died in the fires since they started...

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Including several volunteer firefighters.

And it's not just the flames themselves that are having deadly consequences...

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Last month, the smoke was so bad in Sydney that air quality measured eleven times the "hazardous" level, CNN reported.

The Australian fire services have been stretched to their limits.

Firefighters all over the country have been tirelessly battling the formidable blazes and are struggling to contain them. Keep scrolling to see the heartbreaking pictures of the aftermath.

Australia has even been forced to make a global call for help...

And it was Canada that was the first to respond and take action. The Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, based in Winnipeg, answered the call for help after realizing the bush fire situation is expected to continue for many more weeks and gave up their Christmas to help fight the raging fires.

Other countries offered their assistance...

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Including the U.S. and New Zealand, who have sent in more firefighters to try and help tackles the blazes.

But even with assistance from overseas...

There seems to be no end to the blazes. In total, more than 5.9 million hectares (14.6 million acres) have been burned, CNN reports. And those who escaped the flames have lost their homes, with all their possessions perishing to the flames.

People have been desperately fleeing to beaches for cover.

And are left stranded awaiting evacuation. It's a truly heartbreaking sight.

How long could the fires actually be burning for?

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Sadly, Australia has only just entered summer, meaning temperatures could remain high for some weeks. In fact, temperatures usually reach their highest during January and February, so there may be no end in sight for months.

The fires have also had a devasting impact on wildlife.

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Several of Australia's native species have been affected including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, wombats, and echidnas. Keep scrolling to see the latest snaps showing the true devastation the fires have had on the native wildlife.

And the latest statistics are some of the most alarming yet.

The country is totally unprepared for the devastation caused to its wildlife. Science for Wildlife executive director Dr. Kellie Leigh told the New South Wales upper house inquiry: "We're getting a lot of lessons out of this and it's just showing how unprepared we are.
"There's no procedures or protocols in place - even wildlife carers don't have protocols for when they can go in after fire."

A staggering number of animals have perished in the fires.

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And its only set to get worse. But the number that surfaced last week was utterly heartbreaking.

Nearly half a billion animals have died.

Ecologists from the University of Sydney have said that it's thought around 480 million mammals, birds, and reptiles have died since September.

It's a heartbreaking statistic.

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But, despite the devastating reality of what is happening to the country, not all hope is gone.

Australian communities have rallied together in a bid to save the country's struggling wildlife and communities...

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But there is one family, in particular, who have gone to exceptional measures to help the animals, birds, and reptiles of Australia.

The Irwins have heroically stepped in...

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The late wife and children of the Australian wildlife enthusiast, and overall legend, Steve Irwin, have been working tirelessly to protect as many animals and communities as possible.

Other celebrities have shown their kindness, generosity, and support...

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For instance, American singer P!nk donated a generous $500,000 to the Australian fire services and Aussie comedian Celeste Barber helped raise more than $22 million. Truly amazing.

But there's one family that has been heavily criticized for their lack of involvement...

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And that's the Kardashians, of course.

The world-famous family have been, as usual, very active on social media.

Kim Kardashian posted this tweet a few days ago along with an Earth emoji and a broken heart.

People found this tweet hypocritical...

Kim and the rest of the family are well known for indulging in the use of private jets on a daily basis, which is known to burn an obscene amount of fuel - the same amount, in fact, that a commercial airliner would use with a hundred passengers.

There has so far been no evidence that the wealthy family has contributed anything...

And people have found it especially irritating that one of the richest families in the world haven't donated a single penny, despite preaching about it on social media.

People have been outlining some harsh realities...

A young woman has reportedly been selling nude photographs of herself to raise money for the desperate country, while millionaires such as the Kardashians could donate in the blink of an eye with no hard work, precautions or set-backs.

But Kim has finally spoken out about the criticism...

"Nothing gets me more heated than to see people think they know what we donated to and to think we have to publicize everything," she tweeted in response to the backlash, hinting strongly that she has, in fact, donated towards the bushfire crisis.

We hope that the Kardashians can find the generosity in their hearts to help those in need...

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And all we can do is hope and pray that the donations already made will make somewhat of a difference.