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ends 30 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM

Citi Supports HOME fundraising campaign as part of our COVID-19 community response plan. While we may not be able to gather together physically, this is one of many initiatives that marks Citi's 15th Global Community Day (GCD) and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities where we live and work.

In this trying times of COVID-19, Citi TTS is coming together to show their love and support to Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics ("HOME") to support the migrant workers of Singapore. HOME is dedicated to supporting and empowering migrant workers who suffer abuse and exploitation.

The dormitories in which Singapore's migrant workers live have, until recently, been almost hidden from view. The vast, steel buildings are mostly on the outskirts of town, tucked inside industrial estates, far away from the city-state's glittering skyscrapers and luxury hotels.

Inside, the men who carry out backbreaking work to build Singapore's infrastructure, sleep on bunk beds, crammed into rooms with as many as 20 people. The biggest dormitory complex houses up to 24,000 workers. The current areas of concern for Migrant workers caused by Covid-19 are Covid-19 infection, inequitable access to support and loss of income/employment

This fundraising effort is a small way of showing our love, empathy and support to these migrant workers and help them navigate through these trying times. We urge everyone to come together and support our campaign

About The Charity

HOME (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) is a charitable organisation with Institution of Public Character status. Since 2004, we have been dedicated to improving the welfare and upholding the rights of migrant workers in Singapore.

Migrant workers play a vital role in contributing to Singapore. They take on low-waged jobs as domestic workers or in the construction, marine, manufacturing, service and conservancy sectors. Their work is often dangerous and precarious.

We assist migrant workers who suffer abuse and exploitation. Unpaid salaries, excessive working hours, work injuries, physical and psychological abuse are some of the common problems these workers face. Some of them may also be victims of human trafficking.

We run a shelter for domestic workers, helpdesks for domestic workers and male migrant workers. We also offer legal assistance, health education and vocational training to the workers. In 2016, over 2,000 migrant workers received assistance from us. And about 2,000 domestic workers have sat through our skills training courses.

HOME works with government agencies, civic groups, corporations and other community partners to realise our vision in creating an inclusive society that stands for justice, fairness and equality.

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