Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Partner With Aid Organisations In Afghanistan And Haiti

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Photo credit: ©Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: ©Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have contributed to aid efforts in Afghanistan and Haiti.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have partnered with several humanitarian organisations through their Archewell Foundation to provide aid relief to people in Afghanistan and Haiti. This week the organisations Women for Afghan Women (WAW) and World Central Kitchen announced that the Archewell Foundation publicly announced the partnerships and thanked Archewell for the support.

The Archewell Foundation has partnered with Women for Afghan Women, the largest women's organisation in Afghanistan, to help its efforts to evacuate women and children during the current Taliban takeover. WAW posted a Tweet thanking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's foundation, which included a resource guide on how to help Afghans seeking refuge.

'We are immensely grateful for the generosity of the Archewell Foundation in support of our efforts to evacuate/relocate thousands of Afghan women, children, families, including our staff,' the tweet reads.

World Central Kitchen, a global organisation that provides meals to countries recovering from natural disasters, also took to Twitter to announce their partnership with Archewell. Founded by chef José Andres in 2010, the organisation is currently providing meals to residents of Haiti following the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last week.

'With support from around the world & our partners The Duke and Duchess of Sussex & Archewell Foundation joining the relief effort, WCK is now delivering thousands of hot, nutritious meals daily to hospitals & shelters caring for Haitians impacted by the earthquake. Thank you!' the tweet reads.

The two partnerships come after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan spoke out in support of aid efforts in Afghanistan and Haiti earlier this week. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared the heartfelt message on the Archewell website, which offered condolences to everyone affected by current world events.

'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,' the statement read.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared a number of organisations to support at this time, including World Central Kitchen and Women for Afghan Women, as well as mental health resources for anyone who may be struggling with the surplus of negative world news.

The list of resources included a note from the Archewell team that reads, 'We recognise that many of you may feel helpless right now as you watch the state of the world spin rapidly. 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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