Migrant group reactivates ‘Sagip Migrante’ donation drive for OFWs affected in Dubai fire

November 25, 2015

By Migrante-Middle East

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Migrante-Middle East (M-ME), the largest and most active Filipino migrant group in the Gulf region, today said it is reactivating a donation drive dubbed as ‘Sagip Migrante’.

“We are reactivating our ‘Sagip Migrante’ donation drive, to concretize our utmost concern and solidarity with our fellow OFWs who were affected by the fire that broke out Tuesday around 5:00 p.m. at a residential building in Deira, Dubai,” said M-ME regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona.

At least 300 OFWs living at Shamsi Building on Salah Al Deen Street were affected, according to an initial estimate by Migrante-UAE.

Clothes, food, footwear, and toiletries are much needed by the affected OFWs, as most of them have not saved or recovered their personal belongings when the fire broke out most were at their respective job site and offices.

Monterona added that Migrante affiliates in Dubai, Sharja, and Abu Dhabi have already been told to initiate a solicitation of donations from its members, friends, supporters, and other OFW networks in the entire Emirates.

“Our M-ME coordinator for the UAE, Mr. Nhel Morona, will be spearheading the ‘Sagip Migrante’ donation drive. He’s contact number is 00971 55 980 8489, kindly coordinate your donations with him,” Monterona announced.

According to Monterona, Migrante UAE officers were also requested to collaborate with The Filipino Times, an English online daily in Dubai, which is also soliciting donations for the affected OFWs.

On his part, Migrante-UAE coordinator Nhel Morona called on the PH consulate in Dubai to immediately facilitate the renewal of passport and other related consular documents of the affected OFWs free of charge.

“Nagpapasalamat tayo na walang namatay o nasaktang kapwa OFW. Sa katulad nang insidenteng ganito, kailangan nating magtulungan,” Monterona ended.###


John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional Coordinator, CP# 00966 53 908 1974
Nhel Morona, Migrante-Middle East Coordinator for UAE, CP# 00971 55 980 8489