Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Speak Out In Support Of Afghan Women

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Photo credit: SAEED KHAN - Getty Images
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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle are speaking out on the 'fragile' state of the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to the official website for their foundation, Archewell, to pen a touching note regarding current world events, including the devastation following a massive earthquake in Haiti, the Taliban takeover taking place in Afghanistan, and the relentless global spread of the COVID-19 delta variant.

The royal couple expressed their condolences to everyone being affected and pledged to do all they can to support them.

The couple's statement reads as follows.

'The world is exceptionally fragile right now.

As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless.

As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken.

And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared.

When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realise it or not. And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it. It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action—together.

To start, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organisations doing critical work. We also urge those in positions of global influence to rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this fall at multilateral gatherings such as the U.N. General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

As an international community, it is the decisions we make now—to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet—that will prove our humanity.'

Below the couple's message, Archewell shared a number of organisations including World Central Kitchen, Women for Afghan Women, Afghanaid, Mercy Corps, and the Invictus Games Foundation, as charities to support during this time, as well as a number of mental health outlets for anyone who may be struggling amid the surplus of negative world news.

'We recognise that many of you may feel helpless right now as you watch the state of the world spin rapidly,' a note from the Archewell team reads alongside the list of resources. 'It can feel disorienting and defeating, but we have faith in the power of shared purpose, action, and commitment to our collective well-being.'

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