About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a compounding effect on some of the most vulnerable communities in Singapore - exploited migrant workers and the wider migrant community that HAGAR walks with every day.

Since April, Singapore has seen a staggering surge in COVID-19 infections amongst migrant workers concentrated in dormitories, crossing the 40,000 mark in total confirmed cases in our city-state.

Since the circuit breaker and even now with the gradual reopening of Singapore in phases, many affected workers are still unable to start work and have not been paid their salaries or were paid just a fraction in the past months. This is especially so for those working in small-medium enterprises. Being the sole breadwinner in their households, many fear losing their jobs and catching the virus; migrant workers are facing immense stress and anxiety during this crucial time.

More than ever, HAGAR needs your support to ensure that those that we work with have a future, beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, where they thrive. To date, HAGAR has increased its support to more dormitories, responding to more than 25,000 migrant workers. Your donation will go towards alleviating their critical needs in these ways:

1. Hot meals and essential supplies i.e. face masks, hand sanitisers, cleaning detergents
2. Economic support and re-employment assistance for those who have lost their income or jobs
3. Healthcare support for workers with medical conditions
4. Tele-counselling for distressed workers

About the Charity

HAGAR is an international NGO committed to the recovery and economic empowerment of vulnerable persons who are survivors of extreme human rights abuse, particularly in the area of human trafficking, gender-based violence, and sexual exploitation.

We are in 9 countries worldwide. HAGAR receives into our care those who have suffered the worst of human conditions and many are referred to HAGAR by the local government and non-governmental organisations in the country. We walk the whole journey with each individual, ensuring holistic healing, legal and physical protection, social rehabilitation, education and economic empowerment for eventual reintegration into society.

In Singapore, we provide recovery care and empowerment to young women who have been trafficked to Singapore and foreign domestic workers who have been exploited. Further to that, Hagar also assists by coordinating their return to their home country and resettle them in their communities upon conclusion of their court hearings in Singapore.

The ultimate goal is to help each of these trafficked and abused survivors get over their painful past, realise their innate potential and put them on the path of self-sustainability where they will be able to help themselves in the long run. Our purpose is singular. We do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to restore a broken life.


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