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ends 22 May 2020, 11:59 PM

As many of you are keenly aware, migrant workers in Singapore have been badly affected by COVID-19. As the country continues to battle the spread of the virus, sadly not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to work from home or social distance safely. In response, the Migrant Workers' Centre has started a campaign called Migrants We Care. This campaign focuses on ensuring that during this difficult time, our migrant worker brothers and sisters in Singapore are taken care of if they are displaced and need financial assistance, with food and accommodation for those who cannot return home or providing daily necessities.

IHS Markit wants to do our part to help and we need your help to raise funds for this very worthy cause. On Friday May 15, we will be conducting two fitness challenges that you can be a part of. We would love to have as many people taking part. Find out how you can be involved by reading more below.

What's great is that IHS Markit will be matching your donations!

About Campaign

Our migrant workers have been affected by COVID-19. In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases among the migrant worker community, MWC has started the "Migrants We Care" fundraising campaign for our migrant worker brothers and sisters in Singapore.

1) Ex-Gratia
During the month-long "circuit breaker" period in Singapore, all workplaces except for those providing essential services and those that are able to operate remotely will be suspended to stem the spread of COVID-19. In the unfortunate event that some migrant workers are displaced, a token amount will be given to these affected workers who are unable to recover their salary.

2) Food and Accommodation
Most airlines have ceased operations due to COVID-19. Migrant workers might have to stay in Singapore for an extended period because of flight cancellations. To help our migrant workers cope in this period of uncertainty, part of this fund will be used to provide affected migrant workers with food and accommodation.

3) Daily Necessities
To provide daily necessities like bathroom essential and items to workers who are required to stay in.

About The Charity

The Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) is the humanitarian charity of the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC). MWC assists migrant workers redress employment disputes and furthers education and awareness among them of their employment rights. MWC also promotes migrant workers' social integration as well as their harmonious co-existence with Singaporeans at the workplace and beyond. As case assistance for migrant workers is frequently accompanied by follow-on issues with housing, food and other subsistence costs, the MWAF was set up in 2012 (IPC-certified in 2014) to fund all humanitarian and emergency assistance rendered to MWC case clients - if their employers fail to discharge the duty to care for and protect their own workers. The MWAF allows the MWC to cover and protect vulnerable workers up till their outstanding matters are resolved and concluded, and is a key resource for the MWC in providing proper and adequate help to distressed and victimized migrant workers in Singapore.

*Please note that donations made after the second week of December may cross to the next year and tax exempt receipt may be issued the next year.

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