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Prince Harry and Meghan left ‘speechless’ after seeing Taliban chaos in Kabul

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have issued a statement on the dire situation in Afghanistan.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they were “speechless” after the Taliban takeover.

The royal couple also discussed the unfolding disaster in Haiti and the G20 summit.

Harry and Meghan said: “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.”

The couple’s Archwell organisation said it was supporting the emergency response in Haiti with its partner World Central Kitchen, and highlighted other organisations such as Women for Afghan Women, Afghanaid and Mercy Corps.

Harry and Meghan added: “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.

“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.”

US forces took charge of Kabul airport – the only way to fly out of Afghanistan – on Sunday, August 15, as the militants wound up a week of rapid advances by taking over Kabul without a fight, 20 years after they were ousted by a US-led invasion.

Military flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan have since restarted after the runway at Kabul airport was cleared of thousands desperate to flee.

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