The Oasis Fund: HRC’s Trafficking Survivor Emergency Support Fund

綠洲基金:HRC給人口販運倖存者的緊急援助基金

HRC is a social enterprise committed to reinvesting 50% of our surpluses into our social missions written in the Articles of Association. We’re launching a trafficking survivor emergency support fund, “The Oasis Fund,” to support trafficking survivors worldwide.
HRC是一間社會企業,我們將50%的盈餘用在公司章程中規範的社會使命上。今年(2022年),我們設立了人口販運倖存者緊急援助基金 「綠洲基金」,用於協助全世界有需要的人口販運者倖存者。

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For larger donations, please contact us directly for bank information: mina.c@humanity-consultancy.com如有意提供大筆捐款,請直接聯繫我們。

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Thank you for supporting the trafficking survivors worldwide. 謝謝您對全世界人口販運倖存者的支持。

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Why did we establish the emergency fund?
為什麼我們要設立這筆緊急援助基金?

1. The emergency fund can be life-changing for many survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking survivors. The funding may enable them to return home (e.g. covering flight tickets), access medical support (e.g. check up on sexual diseases), and most importantly, serve as a safety net that prevents them to be re-exploited (e.g. forced to sell their body in exchange of money) when they are most vulnerable.
對許多現代奴役和人口販運的倖存者來說,這筆基金可能可以改變他們的人生。這筆基金可以協助他們返回家鄉(例如購買機票)、獲得醫療協助(例如性病篩檢),最重要的是可以成為一個安全網,防止他們在最脆弱的時候再次被剝削(例如被迫賣身以換取金錢維持生計)。

2. While the primarily responsible stakeholder for survivors’ rescue and healing journey should be the government (e.g. arranging repatriation, entering survivors into the National Referral Mechanism, arranging safe accommodations such as shelters, and providing legal support) the reality of rescue and the start of reintegration tend to be very messy. The frontline rescue teams may be surprisingly small and do not have the financial resources for survivors’ immediate needs after exiting the exploitation. The process for survivors to be recognised by the authority as a survivor may take longer and leave survivors vulnerable. The gap between the ideal scenario and reality is wide and problematic.
一般來說,政府為救援與提供人口販運倖存者後續協助的首要責任承擔者(例如安排遣返、將倖存者納入全國受害者轉介機制、安排庇護所或其他安全住所、提供法律援助等),但實際上救援與協助倖存者重返社會的過程往往混亂無比。前線救援團隊的規模可能小得驚人,且沒有足夠的財政資源來滿足倖存者們在脫離被剝削後的緊急需求。倖存者們被官方認定為人口販運倖存者的過程可能需要極長的時間,讓他們更加處於弱勢。現實與理想狀況之間的差距巨大。

3. While many anti-modern slavery organisations are willing and have the financial resources to provide support to the survivors, the process to mobilise the fund can be slow, and bureaucratic (needing to fill out forms and approved by layers of management), or the grants will only provide to survivors located in certain regions (oftentimes Western countries.) In the last few months, we have been approaching larger organisations to provide funding to support survivors’ immediate needs. Still, so far we haven’t found any international organisations providing emergency funds to survivors of modern slavery in the areas that we encountered. HRC has been providing emergency funds to survivors using our company surplus, and we were able to be agile and effective in protecting survivors through these funds. However, we have come to realise that the demand is much greater than what we can independently contribute
許多反現代奴役的組織願意且有能力為倖存者提供經濟援助,但資金調動的過程可能牽涉層層官僚(例如需要填寫表格並經過管理團隊層層審批)並花費大量時間,或者只提供給特定地區的受害者(通常是歐美國家)。過去幾個月裡,我們與多個大型組織接觸、為倖存者尋求資金以應付他們的種種緊急需求。然而,到目前為止,我們還沒有找到任何國際組織,能為全球的現代奴役的倖存者提供緊急援助資金。

4. In the past few months, HRC has been providing emergency grants to survivors using our company surplus, and we were able to be agile and effective. However, we have come to realise that the demand is much greater than what we can independently cover. At the same time, we see friends eager to contribute to supporting survivors but struggling to find ways to donate to survivors or shelters that wish to stay anonymous. We have therefore decided to establish the Oasis Fund, to officialise HRC’s financial grant to survivors, and to provide the channel to gather donations from the society to the survivors. 
過去幾個月來,HRC已經透過自身力量,多次動用公司盈餘撥款給倖存者,且能做到靈活快速。但是,我們也意識到,社會上倖存者的緊急需求遠大於我們能獨立負荷的程度。同時,我們身邊的朋友們表達渴望協助倖存者,卻不知道該怎麼捐款給希望維持低調匿名的倖存者和庇護所。我們因此決定成立「綠洲基金」,正式將HRC對倖存者的補助金機制建立起來,也提供管道,集結社會上希望給予倖存者的捐款。

How does it work? 這筆基金如何運作?

100% of your donation goes to the survivors.
所有捐款會全額用在倖存者身上。

The fund will be used to cover items including but not limited to:
這筆基金將用於以下的項目(包含但不限於):

  • transportation fee to return home, including flight tickets and journeys to the airport 返國交通費,包含機票費及從住所到機場的交通
  • medical care 醫療照顧
  • refuge accommodation 庇護所
  • quarantine hotel 返國隔離旅館費

Funding criteria 資助標準

1. Survivors who had escaped the danger but were unable to access official support or support from larger NGOs.
已脫離危險但尚未能獲得官方或大型NGO組織協助的倖存者。

For example, Mandy, a Taiwanese modern slavery survivor, paid her own flight ticket home. But immediately faced difficulties to pay for her medical check-up, quarantine hotel, and rent.
以一位台灣現代奴役倖存者Mandy的例子來說,她在被救出來後,自己掏錢購買回國機票,但回台後的醫療費、隔離費、房租沒有著落。

Another example, James is a Chinese modern slavery survivor who escaped the enslaved situation by jumping off the window from the fourth floor. He has, unfortunately, broken his thoracic vertebra, but saved his life. James has had one surgery in Cambodia but urgently needs to return to China for further treatments. But currently, the flight ticket from Cambodia to China cost around USD 4000 due to COVID-19 and the border control policy. This is a number that he and his family could not afford.
另外一位中國的倖存者James,自己從四樓跳樓試圖離開奴役處境,不幸摔斷胸椎,但保住一命。James 已經在柬接受過一次手術,但急需返回中國再接受治療,但因為疫情與鎖邊境政策,從柬到中國的機票高達四千美金,是他和家人無力負擔的金額。

The Oasis Fund is used to provide grants to survivors like this. 綠洲基金提供經費,支持像遇到這種狀況的倖存者。

2. Survivors who have been kicked out from the official process arbitrarily.
在不合理的情況下被斷然踢出官方程序的倖存者。

For example, Linda, a Chinese survivor and her newborn baby were kicked out of the Cambodia Immigration Agency in July 2022. They were left without help and faced the threat of staying on the streets before they could manage to return to China.
以一位中國籍倖存者Linda為例,她和她剛出生的孩子在2022年7月無預警地被踢出柬埔寨移民局。如果當時無法獲得幫助,當天晚上及未來的日子馬上面臨被迫流落街頭的風險。

The Oasis Fund is used to provide grants to survivors like this. 綠洲基金提供經費,支持像遇到這種狀況的倖存者。


We will regularly publish and update how we utilise this fund.
我們會定期公佈和更新這筆基金如何被使用。

We continue to advocate for the governments for better policies and implementations to protect and support survivors. The Oasis Fund should only serve as an interim solution before governments fulfil these responsibilities.
我們持續倡議政府應有更完善的政策與實際作為來保護倖存者。綠洲基金應作為只是在政府擔起其應有的責任之前的過渡期作法。

If you are a survivor who has just left the exploitation, or you are assisting survivors exiting the danger, and wish to receive grants from this fund, please contact us. 如果你就是剛離開險境的倖存者,或你正在協助倖存者脫離險境,並希望可以使用這筆基金,請聯繫我們。

Total grant to survivors (as of 4 Sep 2022): 10,848 USD and 625 EUR
捐款給倖存者的總額(九月四號統計):美金10,848及625歐元

Total donation received (as of 4 Sep 2022): 1,067 USD
收到的捐款總額(九月四號統計):美金1,067

We thank each donor for their love for the survivors.