Prince Charles is said to have donated a “substantial” sum to support a vital crisis appeal as he opens up about the “catastrophic” situation in Afghanistan as winter approaches.
As the oldest of the Queen’s children and the first in the royal line of succession, the Prince of Wales is a dedicated royal patron of many important charities and organizations. One of those sponsorships is the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee (IRC), which Prince Charles has supported as Britain’s first patron since 2020. Now that winter has officially arrived and temperatures are dropping, he would personally have donates to help a vital crisis appeal to help Afghanistan.
According to Express.co.uk, a senior royal source claimed that Prince Charles had made a “substantial personal donation” to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Afghanistan crisis appeal. Patronage of the Prince of Wales, IRC is a DEC member charity and in addition to this reported major donation, he also highlighted the devastating situation for those living in Afghanistan and how many lives could be lost this winter without support.
In a heartfelt message, he said: “The situation in Afghanistan is truly catastrophic. More than half of the population will face acute hunger and freezing temperatures this winter, including 1 million children under five who could die if they do not receive immediate treatment for malnutrition. “
Prince Charles then reflected on the lifesaving “collective effort” of so many of the world’s greatest charities to support the people there.
“This is why I am so grateful that some of the greatest charities in the world have come together to launch an emergency appeal to support the people in Afghanistan,” he continued. “I am proud to support this collective effort to provide the Afghan people with emergency food, nutritional support for children and winter kits to help them stay warm.
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He also apparently referred to the recent turbulent times for the country, with so many around the world wondering how to help Afghanistan in the aftermath of the takeover, with the IRC “stepping up its efforts” to help the people. in need.
“The International Rescue Committee has been on the ground in Afghanistan for thirty years and despite everything, it is increasing its efforts to come to the aid of the most deprived”, concluded with force Prince Charles.
People can continue to donate to the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal through the ICR and DEC websites and since its launch the IRC reports that they have raised over £ 17.5million (23 , $ 2 million).
This was achieved in just five days, with aid already distributed on the ground in Afghanistan. Members have provided winter clothing to help keep families warm, with mobile care teams deployed and firewood and stoves have also been purchased to help those in need.
The UK government has also announced that it will match the first £ 10million donated by the public pound for pound to the call. Although reports of a ‘substantial personal donation’ from Prince Charles have yet to be confirmed by the Prince herself, her support for this vital appeal at such a difficult time is extremely important.