Our Campaign Storyends 16 Aug 2021, 11:59 PM
Hi everyone, my name is Sharif Uddin.
I am a migrant worker in Singapore and I have been working here for 13 years. I am the author of Stranger to my World, The Covid Diary of a Bangladeshi Migrant Worker, and I would like to bring awareness and raise funds for the needy and vulnerable in my country, Bangladesh.
In March 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Bangladesh. Today there are more than 3,000 new infections and about 80 deaths on a daily basis. The Government imposed a lockdown to curb the virus, which led to losses of jobs and affected the poor and low-income people most severely. Most quarantined people are leading miserable lives with no daily necessities, lacking medical supplies and necessary treatment.
With the support from the Singapore Red Cross, my friends and I decided to identify communities in very poor areas and distribute food items like rice, sugar, oil etc to last for about a month, at least for people to tide through difficult periods.
How much help is needed?
To help or not to help is a very personal matter. It depends on what you can afford. Praying for people in trouble is also a way of helping. Coming forward at a time of danger to help another person is an expression of love.
Funds raised here will provide healthcare and food among the unemployed in deprived areas of Bangladesh. They will be grateful to you for extending a helping hand with a donation and/or a sincere prayer.
About The Charity
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community led action for resilience, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable.