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ends 31 May 2020, 11:59 PM

TL;DR: I am raising funds to support the urgent needs of migrant workers in Singapore during this pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much distress and disruption to everyone, but more so to those among us who are already vulnerable and marginalized.

In Singapore, migrant workers have always dealt with issues of lost wages, lack of access to physical and mental healthcare, food insecurity, and generally subpar living and working conditions. As the pandemic rages on, these issues have only worsened.

With Singapore now partially on lockdown, the jobs of many migrant workers have been suspended, and the status of their wage payments is in flux. Access to sufficient food and sanitation supplies are also of concern.

In light of this, for my 23rd birthday, I am raising funds in support of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), one of the many nonprofits working to meet the urgent needs of migrant workers in this crisis.

TWC2 has been at the forefront of advancing the rights and welfare of migrant workers in Singapore. During this pandemic, TWC2 has continued its casework to assist individual migrant workers with their difficulties and stepped up to ensure that workers have sufficient value in their prepaid SIM cards to call home.

And when this pandemic ends, I am confident that TWC2 will keep on fighting for an end to the exploitation of migrant workers.

I hope that you will join me in supporting them.

About The Charity

Transient Workers Count Too extends help to low-wage migrant workers who have been injured, unpaid, or abused by employers. Low-wage migrant workers constitute about one in five persons in Singapore. Doing jobs like construction, sanitation and domestic work, they form the backbone of our society and economy. Yet they are often treated badly by employers. Sometimes, salaries are not paid, rest days denied, housed in unsafe and unhygienic places, physically and psychologically abused, and when injured, abandoned without adequate medical treatment or left with no income. Migrant workers have no family in Singapore to fall back on for help. Doing low-wage work, they do not have savings to tide them through difficulties. TWC2 tries to help by extending a lifeline to those in need.

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