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Our Campaign Storyends 15 Sep 2017, 11:59 PM
The Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) is appealing for donations through the Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) to help 2 victims of an industrial accident in June 2016.
Rahman Mohammad Ataur and Miah Sobuj suffered extensive burns after an industrial explosion while working in an environmental company. Ataur suffered 73% second-degree burns and Sobuj suffered 60% second-degree burns. Even after going through multiple operations and skin grafting, they have major scarring on their bodies and are still emotionally affected by the accident. Ataur was 23 and Sobuj was 19 when the accident happened.
Since February 2017, MWC has been assisting them with housing, medical treatment and emotional counselling. The MWAF funded reconstructive surgeries and laser therapies for both victims since their discharge from hospital. They have been staying in air-conditioned housing so as to facilitate quicker healing of their injuries. Ataur and Sobuj have pending work injury compensation claims being processed by the Ministry of Manpower and are expected to continue requiring specialized housing arrangements until the claims have been assessed and compensation awarded.
Your donations will help defray the cost of their housing until their claims have concluded.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and regardless of amount, we are grateful for any contributions to help them.
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.