Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are continuing to do their bit to support Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Archewell Foundation revealed on Friday that the couple had made numerous donations to organizations on the front lines.
A statement read, “From longstanding partners like the HALO Trust to organizations we’ve been newly connected to, like HIAS, Archewell Foundation has made donations to a number of groups working on the ground to provide aid to Ukrainians.
“This includes a donation to Are We Europe, which is supporting a coalition of Ukrainian media, including the Kyiv Independent, as they provide accurate, critical information to Ukrainians and the world.
“We are also sharing a few first-hand experiences from our partners that are assisting with the global and local humanitarian response to the crisis.”
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“As shared when this conflict first began, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell, stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same.”
The couple’s organization also paid tribute to Invictus Games athlete Serhii Karaivan, who died on Sunday while fighting for his country.
“Finally, our hearts are heavy as we acknowledge the recent loss of a member of our veteran community in Ukraine, who was defending his country from attack.
“We also pay tribute to the brave men and women from our global veteran community, past and present, who have long protected their countries and families with unparalleled strength and determination. We are continuing to work and speak with the Invictus Games Foundation daily to help however we can.”
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Harry also spoke to Olesia and Maryna who are working on the ground in Ukraine with HALO, one of the organizations to whom Harry and Meghan donated.
“Life has turned upside down for the last two weeks,” Maryna said of the war. “Sometimes it seems to me that it’s just a nightmare and I’m going to wake up soon.
Harry told the brave pair: “You guys are saving lives every single day. I know you’re part of HALO and that’s exactly what you signed up to do. And I know you’re going to continue doing the work that is so desperately needed for HALO, for your families, and for your country. How can we help? How can people help? What is the best way for people to help? Because there are so many people watching on feeling completely helpless.”
Olesia added, “Spreading the safety messages will help. The more people see them, the more people stay safe. You can donate to our organization as well. That’s also absolutely possible.”
"You are saving lives every single day." – Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
Olesia & Maryna are working on the ground in Ukraine with HALO to help keep families safe. This week, they shared their experiences with Prince Harry.
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— The HALO Trust (@TheHALOTrust) March 18, 2022