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A Message from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Aug. 2021
“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. 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 organizations 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 U.N. 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 Duke & Duchess of Sussex

The Archewell Commitment

Like many of you, we are closely watching the crises happening across the world right now, and we are heartbroken. Archewell is committed to putting our values into action, and we hope to do what we can to meet the moment by offering support to the military community and the troops who served in Afghanistan, as well as to the Afghan people facing violence and terror.

We are also supporting the emergency response in Haiti with our partner World Central Kitchen, which is working with local organizations that are helping with recovery efforts to save lives and preserve the health of those on the ground. 

Finally, against this backdrop, we are acutely aware that the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant has jeopardized the health and safety of families around the world. We are working to support vaccine equity through our commitment to combating the spread of misinformation, as well as our ongoing partnerships with Vax Live and Global Citizen

We recognize that many of you may feel helpless right now as you watch the state of the world spin rapidly. It can feel disorienting and defeating, but we have faith in the power of shared purpose, action, and commitment to our collective well-being. 

Below, please find resources where you can learn about how to help those affected by these global emergencies. You’ll also find resources for your own mental health, which we hope you’ll use as you navigate whatever comes up for you during this critical time. Take care of yourselves, and let’s keep taking care of each other.

Thank you,
The Archewell Team

Ways to Help: 

World Central Kitchen

Join us in supporting World Central Kitchen’s efforts to provide meals to people impacted by the earthquake in Haiti. 

Women for Afghan Women

Donate to provide safe shelter, resources and aid to displaced women and children in Afghanistan.


Help provide urgent, life-saving assistance to men, women and children who have been affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. 

Mercy Corps

Support on-the-ground efforts delivering immediate humanitarian aid to Haitian communities. 


Support the work that Invictus Games Foundation is doing to inspire recovery and support for wounded veterans.

Mental Health Resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Find mental health resources and support systems near you by tapping into the largest mental health organization in the United States. 

The Loveland Foundation

Support resources and financial assistance for women of color seeking mental health services, or sign up for support yourself. 

Project Healthy Minds

Ask for help, or support work being done to eliminate barriers that prevent people from getting the mental health resources they need.