Prince William is recognizing the work of aid workers amid the human suffering caused by the conflict in the Middle East and the rise in antisemitism, Report informs, citing People.

The Prince of Wales, 41, spent Tuesday morning visiting the headquarters of the British Red Cross in central London and released a rare statement on the crisis in the Middle East and Gaza Strip ahead of his visit:

“I remain deeply concerned about the terrible human cost of the conflict in the Middle East since the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7,” Prince William said in a statement released ahead of his outing. “Too many have been killed.”

“I, like so many others, want to see an end to the fighting as soon as possible. There is a desperate need for increased humanitarian support to Gaza. It’s critical that aid gets in and the hostages are released,” he added. “Sometimes it is only when faced with the sheer scale of human suffering that the importance of permanent peace is brought home.”