Our Campaign Story

ends 16 Apr 2021, 11:59 PM

Many migrant workers (FWs) in Singapore have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and the rate of infection is rising rapidly.

As a COVID-19 patient myself, I am sharing a room with a migrant worker from Bangladesh, and I am witnessing first-hand the impact that this is having on these individuals, their families in their home country, and the migrant worker community here in Singapore.

Most of these foreign workers paid NGOs and other brokers to migrate to Singapore, but they live in cramped dormitories here, sharing a room with up to 20 people. They are paid a fraction of the salary they deserve.

There are approximately 300,000 foreign workers currently isolated in dormitories across Singapore, with many contracting COVID-19 daily.

The aim of this fundraiser is therefore to assist firstly in funding the effective treatment for migrant workers affected by COVID-19, and subsequently raising awareness of the plight of these hardworking people.

If you are able to donate any amount, no matter how small, it would mean a lot to the migrant workers and would help to secure a more positive outcome for them in their struggle with COVID-19.

Thank you,

Rory

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.

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