Refugees

Articles dealing with the life of North Korean refugees in South Korea, China or other countries.

Monday 1st May, 2017
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Who is Lee Jungrok, and how did he get promoted to Minister of State Security? ...

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Monday 19th December, 2016
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Plastic bottles filled with rice were thrown into the sea in the direction of North Korea in the hopes of alleviating the stress of recent food shortages....

Monday 10th October, 2016
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The Day of the Korean Alphabet is known in North Korea also. Refugees share their experiences....

Monday 12th September, 2016
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More North Korean refugees may be entering South Korea this year, after a steady decline since 2009....

Tuesday 6th September, 2016
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“Because North Korea is a very patriarchal society, I heard that the wives are very devoted to their husbands. Is that true?” South Korean men are taking an interest in North Korean women as poten...

Monday 1st August, 2016
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TNKR has helped scores of refugees as they adjust to their new lives in South Korea....

Friday 17th April, 2015
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Escapees often hide the truth about their escape from their families back home in North Korea, by assuring family members that ‘escaping North Korea isn’t as hard as it seems’....

Wednesday 1st April, 2015
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Why are defectors overwhelmed when they enter bookstores?...

Wednesday 14th January, 2015
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Choice is supposed to be a good thing....

Monday 15th December, 2014
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Most of a sports delegation with different job titles, they are actually State Security agents....

Wednesday 19th November, 2014
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Most North Koreans don't use the word "puberty."...