Support for Singapore’s Migrant Workers

Singapore’s migrant worker community has been hit hard by COVID-19. You can contribute to organisations and initiatives that are helping the community in a variety of ways – from pre-paid SIM cards so workers can stay in touch with loved ones back home, to food, care packages, masks, accommodation, daily necessities, and financial assistance.

Donations to migrant workers include masks, hand sanitiser, and other essentials.

It’s Raining Raincoats volunteers are working around the clock to deliver supplies to workers, including meals, care packages, snacks, peanut packets, biscuits, fruits and drinks, and data cards https://www.facebook.com/pg/itsrainingraincoats/about/

Migrant Worker’s Assistance Fund is gathering donations to help provide food, accommodation, and daily necessities for the community, as well as supporting displaced workers who are unable to recover their salary. https://www.giving.sg/mwaf/migrantswecare

HOME (Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics) is vowing to support workers through COVID-19 and beyond. Its current fundraiser is directed towards financial assistance, shelter for those unable to go home, legal assistance, and counselling for workers in distress. https://www.home.org.sg/our-updates/2020/4/9/support-migrant-workers-through-covid-19-and-beyond

Healthserve offers healthcare, counselling, casework, and social assistance to migrant workers. They’ve set up a COVID-19 information and resource centre and a ‘Solidarity Wall’ where people around the world are leaving messages of support and hope https://solidarity.healthserve.org.sg/ . Donate online at https://www.healthserve.org.sg/donate-online

Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) has set up a fundraising platform to top up the workers’ pre-paid SIM cards, as well as a WhatsApp helpline to provide migrant workers with casework assistance. https://www.giving.sg/twc2/topup

SDI Academy are currently distributing COVID-19 welfare packages to dorms, which include essentials like hand sanitiser, masks, rice, oil, biscuits, and instant noodles. https://www.sdi-academy.org/covid-19