Happy New Year! Here in Seoul, we celebrated the lunar new year (known in Korea as 설날) and rung in the Year of the Horse just last weekend. It was a time to enjoy our friends and families, reflect on what we accomplished last year, and set goals for the future. Our hearts were also with those in North Korea or on the run in China who were unable to share in one of the most important holidays in South Korea.
Now that the new year has officially begun, the NKHR Rescue Fund is back and ready for action! We recruited a bunch of passionate, smart, and fun new team members, and they're ready to hit the ground running. Our goal this year is to raise 15,000 USD (15 million Won) to rescue six refugees. Because of increasingly difficult circumstances in China, the cost of rescuing one North Korean refugee has risen to about 2,500 USD.
The Rescue Fund team is working hard to bring you its first event of 2014, and we're also exploring ways to increase our online presence. We'll be sure to update you on the blog and our facebook page.
In the meantime, please continue to support us by spreading the word about NKHR and the North Korean human rights crisis to your friends and families. As always, we accept donations through this website, and 100% of your donation will go directly toward rescuing refugees. Together, we know we can rescue at least 6 refugees this year! Every little bit counts.
Many thanks for your continued support, and stay tuned!
We are a group of volunteers fundraising for NKHR (Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights) to rescue