Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say the unfolding crises in Haiti and Afghanistan have left them “speechless” and “heartbroken.”
“The world is exceptionally fragile right now,” Prince Harry and Meghan wrote in a joint statement posted on their Archewell website on Tuesday.
“We are speechless as we all feel the many layers of pain caused by the situation in Afghanistan.
“We are all heartbroken as we watch the humanitarian disaster in Haiti worsen, and the threat of it getting worse after last weekend’s earthquake.”
“And as we all watch the global health crisis worsen, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are terrified,” it continued.
“Whether we realise it or not, when a person or a community suffers, a piece of each of us suffers with them.” And, despite the fact that we were not designed to live in a state of suffering, we have been socialised to accept it. It’s easy to feel powerless, but we can all work together to put our values into action.”
“To begin, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organisations doing critical work,” the couple said, adding, “We encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organisations doing critical work.”
“We also call on those in positions of global influence to move quickly to advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this fall at multilateral gatherings like the United Nations General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit.”
“The decisions we make now, to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet, will demonstrate our humanity as an international community.”
Links to Afghanaid, World Central Kitchen, Women for Afghan Women, Mercy Corps, and Harry’s Invictus Games Foundation have also been highlighted by Harry and Meghan.
It comes after the Duke, in his capacity as patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, issued a joint statement in response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
Harry was in the Army for ten years, and during that time he served on two frontline tours in Afghanistan.
“What’s going on in Afghanistan resonates throughout the international Invictus community,” it said.
“Many of the participating nations and competitors in the Invictus Games family have a shared history of serving in Afghanistan over the last two decades, and we have competed alongside Invictus Games Team Afghanistan for several years.”
“We encourage everyone in the Invictus network – as well as the broader military community – to reach out to one another and offer support.”