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I was imprisoned, tortured and sold as a slave before my escape from North Korea

People often talk about heaven and hell. I spent 30 years in hell, and another 10 years in search of freedom, before escaping North Korea. Now, living in the UK for the past decade, I have finally found my heaven. … Continue reading

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Korea: ‘Seven years on, refugee protection in S. Korea in retreat’

Nkuka Lulendo and his family stepped on South Korean soil after a long, grueling 10 months of being trapped inside Incheon International Airport’s transit zone in October last year. But it was only the beginning of their journey to win … Continue reading

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Survey: South Koreans Oppose a More Open Refugee Policy

By Timothy S. Rich, Kaitlyn Bison, and Aleksandra Kozovic South Korea has not traditionally been a destination for displaced persons. Most refugee arrivals are North Koreans, who numbered 1,047 in 2019. They are automatically granted South Korean citizenship and services … Continue reading

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Korea: Even with “Refugee” Status, Anything More than Mere Survival in South Korea Is a Mirage

A was oppressed for engaging in anti-government activities in Ethiopia, so he left his country with a passport he borrowed from a friend in 2016. He applied for refugee status after entering South Korea. When it was revealed that A … Continue reading

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