Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Break Silence On Afghanistan & Haiti Crises: ‘We Are Heartbroken’

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August 17, 2021 11:41AM EDT

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle besides addressed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic successful a associated statement, and said the worldwide crises person near them ‘heartbroken’ and ‘scared.’

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 40, person spoken retired successful a lengthy connection of enactment amidst respective satellite crises. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a joint statement via their Archewell Foundation and addressed the Taliban takeover successful Afghanistan, the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that deed Haiti, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The satellite is exceptionally fragile close now,” the mates said successful their statement, which was shared connected Tuesday, Aug. 17.

“As we each consciousness the galore layers of symptom owed to the concern successful Afghanistan, we are near speechless,” Harry and Meghan said. “As we each ticker the increasing humanitarian catastrophe successful Haiti, and the menace of it worsening aft past weekend’s earthquake, we are near heartbroken. And arsenic we each witnesser the continuing planetary wellness crisis, exacerbated by caller variants and changeless misinformation, we are near scared.” The parents of two went connected to accidental that erstwhile “any person oregon assemblage suffers, a portion of each of america does truthful with them, whether we recognize it oregon not.”

Meghan Markle & Prince HarryMeghan Markle and Prince Harry (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/Shutterstock)

Meghan and Harry past enactment their attraction towards helping others, asking each to enactment organizations that tin assistance successful these crises, specified arsenic the World Central Kitchen, which is providing exigency efforts successful Haiti, and Vax Live and Global Citizen, some of which beforehand COVID-19 vaccine consciousness and accessibility. The mates besides called connected satellite leaders to “rapidly beforehand the humanitarian dialogues” astatine expected upcoming events similar the U.N. General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit. “As an planetary community, it is the decisions we marque present — to alleviate suffering among those we cognize and those we whitethorn ne'er conscionable — that volition beryllium our humanity,” Meghan and Harry said to reason their statement.

While Harry and Meghan person stepped down arsenic elder members of the royal household and present unrecorded successful California with their 2 children, they proceed to enactment towards humanitarian efforts with their Archewell Foundation. Their latest connection comes aft Harry, who served 2 tours successful Afghanistan arsenic portion of the British Army, shared his ain message to subject veterans regarding the country’s Taliban resurgence successful a associated connection with Invictus Games CEO Dominic Reid connected Aug. 16.

“What’s happening successful Afghanistan resonates crossed the planetary Invictus community,” Harry and Dominic’s connection said. “Many of the participating nations and competitors successful the Invictus Games household are bound by a shared acquisition of serving successful Afghanistan implicit the past 2 decades. We promote everybody crossed the Invictus web — and the wider subject assemblage — to scope retired to each different and connection enactment for 1 another,” the connection concluded.