30 Apr 2020
Ref No.: 300420 (1)
Dear Valued ASPRI Members,
Overcoming COVID-19 Together: Coordinated Donations to Support Migrant Workers More Effectively
COORDINATED DONATIONS TO SUPPORT MIGRANT WORKERS MORE EFFECTIVELY
The Inter-agency Taskforce has received many offers from Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), business and individuals, to support migrant workers with donations of food and non-food items. Their generosity is much appreciated.
The coordination of donation efforts with NGOs and community partners are spearheaded by a team led by Minister of State for Manpower Mr Zaqy Mohamad. Weekly engagements with NGOs and community partners are held to continually assess and coordinate efforts to address the needs of our migrant workers.
The Taskforce has been working with NGOs such as the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach, COVID-19 Migrant Support Coalition, Crisis Relief Alliance and Migrant Workers’ Centre, amongst others, to ensure that these donations reach our migrant workers.
• They reach out to over 20,000 migrant workers daily to deliver a range of care packs, masks as well as food for workers whose meals are not provided for.
• In addition, close to 70,000 migrant workers have received care packs and other forms of aid provided by volunteers from more than 10 different community groups and NGOs.
If you are keen to support migrant workers affected by COVID-19, you may visit SG United portal at www.sgunited.gov.sg/donate. This is driven by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) via its City of Good and Giving.sg platforms. This will allow the Taskforce to continue channelling community support and donations more effectively to those may benefit most from it. The Taskforce will work together with NGOs and community partners to better meet the needs of our migrant workers.
Please view the appended Press Release for more details.