Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confessed to a prolonged statement of assistance during many world crises. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex published a joint statement via their Archewell Foundation and expressed the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the terrible 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti, and the lasting COVID-19 pandemic. “The world is exceptionally fragile right now,” the couple stated in their statement, which was released on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
“As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless,” Harry and Meghan continued. “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 scarred.” The pair went on to state that when “any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realize it or not.”
Meghan and Harry then put their awareness towards assisting others, asking all to aid organizations that can assist in these problems, such as the World Central Kitchen, which is giving emergency efforts in Haiti, and Vax Live and Global Citizen, both of which promote COVID-19 vaccine knowledge and accessibility. The pair also named on world leaders to “rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues” at foreseen upcoming exhibitions like 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,” Meghan and Harry said to surmise their statement.