On June 7th 2013, Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights received a request to help four North Korean refugees in China.
The two female refugees, both of them young women, are originally from Hamgyeong Province. Upon hearing that they could earn better money in China, they fled from their increasingly difficult lives in the North, but were sold to Chinese men.
We helped the father and his 14-year-old daughter after his college-aged son, already living in South Korea, came to us with an urgent request. After resettling, the son had remained in contact with his family in the North and had recently realized that his father and sister were sick, suffering from malnutrition and other precarious situations.
₩ 3,600,000 of the funds raised from our NKHR Refugee Rescue Fundraising Campaign Team went to help the father and his 14-year old daughter.
We are happy to announce that two female refugees, a father and his teenage daughter arrived safely in a Southeast Asian country this past week.
In a desperate attempt to maintain the regime, North Korea bars its citizens from leaving the country, but the march towards freedom continues. It is an irreversible trend. In a month or two, the four North Korean refugees will arrive in South Korea. We hope they achieve the happy lives they dream of.
Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
Seoul, South Korea