Refugees

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

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....

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Wednesday 19th June, 2013
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How can a North Korean refugee explain what happens between the moment of deciding to escape from North Korea and the first footstep in a  country where they are free from persecution? Escaping from ...

Thursday 6th June, 2013
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North Korean exile community in South Korea gather to commemorate Korean War dead...

Thursday 30th May, 2013
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“South Korean embassy responsible for North Korean repatriations” Recent reports described how nine North Koreans escaping from North Korea through Laos, aged between 15 and 23, were stopp...

Wednesday 29th May, 2013
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Exploitation of North Korean refugees in South Korea Although many outsiders reporting on issues related to North Korea remain unaware or indifferent, it is not a secret for those in the know that wor...

Tuesday 7th May, 2013
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Fighters for a Free North Korea (FFNK): “Our helium balloons are the recipients of the Václav Havel Prize” It was announced by the Oslo Freedom Forum on May 4th that Park Sang-hak, direct...

Thursday 28th February, 2013
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When North Koreans decide to flee to South Korea, they resolve to make two decisions: one is to reach South Korea alive; another is to commit suicide if caught by the authorities. North Korean defecto...

Monday 5th November, 2012
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Associates of a criminal group have been arrested for defrauding members of the Association of North Korean Refugees in South Korea. Under the guise of facilitating investment into a Chinese governmen...

Thursday 1st November, 2012
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According to the Unification Ministry of South Korea, the number of North Korean defector arrivals has gone down to half of what it was three years ago. The current administration has argued that it h...