Prince Harry and Meghan Markle donate to the Women For Afghan Women organisation via the Archewell Foundation in support of efforts to ‘evacuate and relocate’ families
- Women For Afghan Women is the largest women’s organisation in Afghanistan
- Took to Twitter and wrote they are ‘immensely grateful’ of Archewell Foundation
- Added it has supported efforts to ‘relocate thousands of Afghan families’
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, WAW posted a graphic saying ‘thank you Archwell,’ alongside a caption which read: ‘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.’
WAW – the largest women’s organisation in Afghanistan – has over 850 local Afghan staff working tirelessly to provide support services to women, children, and families.
Working with strategic partners and local stakeholders, the organisation’s ultimate goal in Afghanistan is to transform norms of violence and oppression into that of peace and equality.
It comes after Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 40, said the Taliban’s advance in Afghanistan had left them ‘speechless’ and ‘heartbroken’ in a wide-ranging statement that also addressed the Covid-19 crisis and the humanitarian disaster in Haiti.
The largest women’s organisation in Afghanistan has told how they are ‘immensely grateful’ of the Sussexes’ Archewell Foundation for its support in providing protection for women and children in Afghanistan.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, WAW posted a graphic which read ‘thank you Archwell’ (pictured)
The organisation penned: ‘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 lengthy statement, released via the couple’s slick Archewell Foundation website, called on followers to support organisations including Women For Afghan Women (WAW), but failed to say how much they would be personally donating or details of how they will help.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were slammed by a royal expert who called their statement ‘another attempt to form an alternate woke royal family.’
Meanwhile, social media users branded it ‘vague publicity seeking word salad’ and said it was ‘irrelevant’ as it failed to mention how they personally planned to help in the crisis.
Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin told FEMAIL: ‘I think Harry and Meghan’s grandiose, comfy and caring comments about the situation in Afghanistan, the disaster in Haiti and new Covid variants is another example of them trying to set up some sort of alternate woke royal family.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have broken their silence on the situation in Afghanistan to say they are ‘speechless’
Prince Harry spent 10 years in the British Army and performed two frontline tours of Afghanistan as a air controller with the Blues and Royals on the frontline in Helmand province, and as an Apache attack helicopter pilot during the two-decade Western intervention. Known as Captain Wales in the army, he is pictured in 2012 in Camp Bastion
‘Like most of their “compassionate” gestures there is no indication about what they themselves will do and whether any donations will be going through Archewell Foundation.
‘Their comment that they want to “alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet – that will prove our humanity,” sounds so similar to their recent comment we must be compassionate “to those we know and those we don’t know” that makes it sound equally phoney.’
Prince Harry, who spent 10 years in the British Army and performed two frontline tours of Afghanistan, also released a statement via the Invictus Games Foundation to urge veterans to ‘reach out to each other and offer support’.
Amid scenes of frightened Afghans trying to flee a return to brutal misogynistic rule after the Taliban captured the capital city Kabul, Harry and Meghan’s statement, which uses US spelling, 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.