MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have said the state of the world is “exceptionally fragile right now” in a new message.
he Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were “speechless” and “heartbroken” in the statement shared on their Archewell website.
Meghan and Harry addressed the situation in Afghanistan, the earthquake in Haiti and the Covid pandemic in the lengthy message.
The couple, who quit royal duties for a life in California, said: “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 realize 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.”
Harry and Meghan called on global leaders to speed up humanitarian talks and asked people to support organisations working to help those in need.
They said: “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 UN 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.”
The statement was followed by images of their signatures.
Archewell said it was supporting the emergency response in Haiti with its partner World Central Kitchen.
The organisation also highlighted other organisations including Women for Afghan Women, Afghanaid and Mercy Corps.
It comes after Harry, who served in Afghanistan, encouraged veterans to “offer support for one another” in a message from his Invictus Games Foundation.
The statement said: “What’s happening in Afghanistan resonates across the international Invictus community.
“Many of the participating nations and competitors in the Invictus Games family are bound by a shared experience of serving in Afghanistan over the past two decades, and for several years, we have competed alongside Invictus Games Team Afghanistan.
“We encourage everybody across the Invictus network – and the wider military community – to reach out to each other and offer support for one another.”