Refugee Relief

NKHR Rescue Fund​

As international scrutiny of North Korea’s human rights conditions grows, young foreigners in Seoul increasingly want to get involved. NKHR Rescue Fund gives these young people a way to help by fundraising for North Korean refugees and raising awareness of North Korean human rights issues. The Rescue Fund is comprised mostly of foreign students and young professionals living in Seoul. They fundraise primarily through diverse and lively monthly events. Events have included a piano recital by a pianist from North Korea, a film screening and discussion with the North Korean director, a hunger banquet highlighting food inequality in North Korea, and a running team in a local marathon. NKHR Rescue Fund plays an important role in bringing North Korean human rights to the growing community of foreigners in Seoul. Their events give foreigners an opportunity to interact with North Koreans and hear firsthand about life in North Korea, the dangerous journey to South Korea as a refugee, and the challenges of resettling in South Korea. Follow NKHR Rescue Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NKHRRescueFund

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NKHR and APRRN call upon China to immediately stop the forcible repatriation of nine North Korean refugees
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NKHR and APRRN call upon ...
NKHR and APRRN call upon China to immediately stop the forcible repatriationof nine North Korean refugees 1 December 2015 Nine North Korean refugees in China, including an 11-month-old infant, appear to befacing imminent repatriation to North Korea. If repatriated, these nine refugees wouldface torture and other severe human rights violations. Citizens’ Alliance for NorthKorean Human […]
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Nine North Korean refugees at risk of imminent repatriation, UN issues statement
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Nine North Korean refugee...
(Photo: The mother of one of the refugees demonstrating outside the South Korean Ministry of Unification to help save her child) Nine North Korean refugees, including an 11-month old baby, are at risk of being imminently sent back to North Korea. NKHR calls on China to refrain from forcibly sending the nine refugees back […]
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Running for North Korean refugees with NKHR
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Running for North Korean ...
What do you run for?: NKHR and Running for Resettlement Team at the Kim Dae Jung Peace Marathon By Ahee Kim, NKHR Campaign Team Intern On July 12, 2015, the NKHR and Running for Resettlement (R4R) Team ran the Kim Dae Jung Peace Marathon. Despite the stormy weather, Yeouido Park was crowded by 8:00 a.m. […]
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Protesting Laos’ Deportation of 9 North Korean Youth
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Protesting Laos’ De...
NKHR Protests Laos’ Deportation of9 North Korean Youth TimelineMay 10 9 North Korean youth detained in Laos; South Korean group leader requestsemergency assistance from South Korean embassy in Vientianetono availMay 11 South Korea-based human rights organization requests the South Korean Embassy in Vientiane to initiate emergency diplomatic protocol, to no avail […]
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NKHR Rescue Fund hosts a propaganda game and a film screening
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NKHR Rescue Fund hosts a ...
NKHR Rescue Fund hosts a propaganda game and a film screening By Sohee Khim, NKHR intern and Rescue Fund volunteer NKHR Rescue Fund recently hosted two events to raise funds and awareness for North Korean refugees.The first was an event entitled “Two Truths and a Lie: Propaganda in the North Korean State” on February 27, […]
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NKHR Rescue Fund: Year in Review
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NKHR Rescue Fund: Year in...
NKHR Rescue Fund: Year in Review By Jihyun Park, NKHR intern and Rescue Fund volunteer In the year 2014, the volunteer group NKHR Rescue Fund raised over $15,000 and rescued 6 North Korean refugees. The Rescue Fund Team hosted eight events lastyear, including four movie screenings, a trivia night, and a hunger banquet. The […]
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Feast or Famine: NKHR Hunger Banquet for North Korean Refugees
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Feast or Famine: NKHR Hun...
Feast or Famine: NKHR Hunger Banquet for North Korean RefugeesBy Sohee Khim, NKHR Volunteer and Intern On Thursday, November 6, the NKHR Rescue Fund team held a hunger banquet to raise awareness about hunger, food insecurity and social inequality in North Korea. The event was hosted at Neungla Bapsang (능라밥상) in Jongno, a restaurant owned […]
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