Originally established in August 2010, The Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants (FSM) is a non-government organization working out of Malta on a series of issues related to irregular and regular migration. The Foundation is also registered as a legal person under the Laws of Malta.
They provide temporary shelter to asylum-seekers; those looking for international protection, and migrants to be integrated into the Maltese society. FSM carries out research to contribute and help formulate national policy, advocate for improved communication, tolerance and dialogue between different cultures in Malta, and raise awareness in civil society about the needs and rights of third country nationals. Currently, their main activity is running the Marsa Open Center, a place for refugees to remain once out of the detention centers.