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Our Campaign Storyends 15 Jul 2017, 11:59 PM
The Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) is collecting donations through the Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) to help the victims of the Tuas Factory Fire at 28 Tuas Avenue 10.
2 Chinese migrant workers suffered burns in a fire which broke out at the factory on Saturday (24th Jun 2017). The fire started at about 4pm and was extinguished at around 5.30pm.
Chen Qiu, a 39-year-old from Jiangsu suffered 90 per cent burns. Sadly, he passed away on Thursday (29th Jun 2017).
Jiang Yong Teng, a 27-year-old from Shandong sustained burns to 66 per cent of his body. He has since been moved out of intensive care and although recovery is expected to take months, we are confident with the right help and support, he will be able to recover from his injuries.
The money raised will go to the victims and their families and hopefully, even in some small way, help them with whatever they may need during this difficult period.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family members 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.