Singapore Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Singapore. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

HOME – The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics
Contact Person: Jolovan Wham

HOME is an organisation that looks into the needs of the migrant community in Singapore. HOME believes in upholding the dignity of the person, the dignity of work and the dignity of life and that these are fundamental human rights. HOME assists migrant workers through our help desks, legal aid services and shelters. In addition, HOME is involved in public education initiatives, conducts research, runs skills training programmes, and rights-based education workshops. ‘We can only provide shelter and limited legal advice for refugees and space for shelter is scarce, but we try our best.’

Advocates For Refugees – Singapore (AFR-SG)
Contact person: Mathilda Ho

AFR-SG is a volunteer-led ground up movement established in 2015, in response to the Andaman Sea Crisis. AFR-SG’s mission is to promote the humane and dignified treatment of refugees and forcibly displaced persons, through awareness campaigns, areas of research and partnerships to support and empower refugee communities in the region. 

AFR-SG does not provide legal advice on seeking asylum. For information, Singapore is not signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention or relating protocol, and does not have a known asylum process. Asylum seekers may be deemed as illegal migrants if they outstay the validity of their visa.