Singapore Red Cross is a ‘’homegrown humanitarian organization serving the vulnerable locally and internationally’’. The organization is one of the leading humanitarian organizations in Singapore brining people and institutions together in aid of the vulnerable.
Singapore Red Cross is dedicated to relieving human suffering, protecting human lives and dignity and responding to emergencies. Its members, staff and volunteers are guided by the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which are: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Amongst services that the organization provides are first aid, food aid, transport aid and elder aid, as well as red cross home for the disable, blood donor recruitment program, Singapore Red Cross Academy, civil emergency response and international disaster relief.
Habitat for Humanity Singapore is pa member of the international Habitat for Humanity, which is an international humanitarian NGO that works to eradicate poverty housing worldwide. The Habitat for Humanity Singapore works in low-income communities to increase their access to improved living conditions.
Habitat for Humanity Singapore actively works on building affordable and decent houses across Asia Pacific countries to secure and provide an intensive home rehabilitation programs for marginalized families and communities so they can have sanitary and safe homes. Since it’s beginnings, 32.429 volunteers have built 1.418 houses across Asia Pacific and served 3.216 families in Singapore. The Habitat for Humanity Singapore works closely in partnership with families, improves their living conditions and restores their dignity through by building houses and adapting their flats.
World Vision is a humanitarian Christian relief, development and advocacy organization that works with children, families and communities across the world and helps them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
World Vision is present in over 100 countries worldwide. The organization works in Singapore where it helps children in crisis and responds to disasters. World Vision Singapore also implements programs on economic development, education, food security, health and nutrition, and clean water and sanitation. It works in several vulnerable countries to uplift those stuck in poverty, violence and injustice. The most significant program that World Vision Singapore implements is Child Sponsorship, where donations pave their paths towards a better future.
CHARIS is the umbrella humanitarian organization for overseas aid by the Archdiocese of Singapore. It is a member of Caritas Singapore and it was established in August 2010 by Archbishop Nicholas Chia with a mission to ‘’coordinate the Archdiocesan response to disasters and humanitarian needs in fulfilment of the Church’s social mission’’.
The organization acts and works in humanitarian natural disasters and other adverse circumstances faced by the needy in poor, especially in developing countries around Singapore. CHARIS provides help to underserved communities in the form of funding, medical aid and volunteers from immediate relief. It also provides the long-term support to people who are in need or have been displaced with a vision of ‘’being the Catholic hub and model for proactive and timely humanitarian response in Asia and beyond’’.
RADION International is a Christian humanitarian and development organization that serves the most vulnerable and marginalized communities and empowers them to overcome oppression and poverty. It was established in 2007 by 2 Singaporeans with the desire to serve people who live on the margins of society.
The organization implements long-term projects that span to 3 cities in Singapore. These projects range from sheltering at risk children in rural communities, to raising awareness and youth development. At the heart of the organization’s work is the belief that every life matters and that every individual has the potential to do good, to inspire, and to radiate kindness. Actually, that is what RADION stands for- ‘’to radiate mission’’.
HOME is a Singapore based humanitarian organization founded in 2004 with a dedication to empower and support migrant workers who are victims of human rights violations and suffer from exploitation and abuse.
The goal of the organization is to enhance the wellbeing and future economic prospects of migrant workers. Therefore, HOME provides an immediate crisis intervention and long-term support such as education and training programs for migrant workers. It also promotes the diverse voices of migrant workers in Singapore through public education and outreach projects affecting them. Other services that HOME provides for migrant workers are: helpdesk, medical treatment, shelter and legal aid.
Mercy Relief is a Singapore-based humanitarian NGO established in 2003. It’s is goal to respond to disasters and human tragedies in Asia Pacific. Since its founding it has become one of the leading disaster relief organization employing experts in capacity building and a big affiliate network.
The organization works on providing emergency aid within 72 hours after a disaster strikes. Its goal is to empower local communities through long-term sustainable development programs in five key areas: education, healthcare, water and sanitation, shelter and sustainable livelihoods. During the last decade, Mercy Relief has provided more than 36.1 million in relief across 25 countries and responded to 79 human tragedies. Also, the organization has implemented more than 59 sustainable development programs impacting over 2.1 million lives of people across Asia Pacific.
Global Ehsan Relief is a humanitarian aid relief organization with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. The organization is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid in crisis and non-crisis situations to orphans, widows and destitute, regardless of their race, religion, culture, and geographical boundary.
The vision of the organization is ‘’alleviation of poverty, education for all, and for the provision of basic amenities for those in need; in order to create a world where charity and compassion produce justice, self-reliance and human development.’’ Current emergency appeals that the Global Ehsan Relief is working on are for Syria, Yemen and Rohingya refugees.
LIEN Aid is an international humanitarian NGO that was established in 2006 in Singapore, with a goal of enabling sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for rural poor in Asia. The organization implements sustainable programs that are adapted to local needs and that benefit rural poor communities in Asia.
Lien AID’s projects are implemented by local teams with the support of authorities and communities. The focus of its work is put on close cooperation and partnerships with other civil society organizations, governments, and private business, with a goal that access to clean water is available to everyone. Since 2006, LIEN Aid has delivered access to clean water and sanitation to over 900.000 beneficiaries in six Asian countries.
Relief Singapore is humanitarian NGO that provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to communities that have been affected by calamities, climate change and conflicts. Its mandate is to focus on humanitarian needs that are neglected and underserved.
The organization operates in Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Philippines and Nepal, with focus areas in healthcare, water and psychosocial support. Past emergencies that the organization has responded to include Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, Nepal earthquake, the haze crisis in Indonesia, Aceh earthquake and an ongoing Rohingya crisis. The organization’s vision is ‘’a world where there are lasting, livable and loving homes for everyone’’. It provides aid to the most vulnerable regardless of their race, religion, or political convictions.