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Give Life and Hope to a North Korean Refugee

by Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights
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Oct 22, 2018

76 North Koreans rescued in 2 months

Large rescue operations continued throughout the summer. In July and August alone, we rescued 76 people and spent over U$130,000 for rescue operations, out of which U$1,815 came through GlobalGiving donations. Your generous donations allow us to rescue more people before the Winter months.

The following personal messages were given to the rescue workers while the rescued women were still in China: 

Ban sisters

Birth Year: 1991, Yanggang Province

When I and my sister came back home after serving 8 years in the military, our house was in ruin. We heard that our mother escaped to China to earn money and was forcibly repatriated and arrested by secret police. Not knowing her whereabouts, my sister crossed the river to China first and I followed her later. However, as I crossed the border, I was sold to forced marriage. I don't want to go back to the country that took away my mother. I don’t even know how she is doing.

Kim and her son

Birth Year: 1987, North Hamgyung Province

In North Korea, I thought that the society operates by not paying people who work, and it is sustained by thieves. When I was only 19 years old, I crossed the river to China to earn the living, but I was caught by traffickers and sold to a man. I got pregnant and had a son. My Chinese "husband" was very poor and violent. His family also started to beat me. I couldn’t bear it anymore and I finally fled away from them.

 

51 People Rescued in July: Lee OO, Female, born in 1996, Gangwon Province, Park OO, Female, born in 1967, Yanggang Province, Mother and Son (Yoon OO, Female, born in 1969, North Hamgyung Province, Wang OO, Male child, born in 2006), Mother and Son (Cho OO, Female, born in 1970, Yanggang Province, Wang OO, Male child, born in 2007), Park OO, Male, born in 1984, Gangwon Province, Park OO, Femail, born in 1971, North Hamgyung Province, Kim OO, Female, born in 1984, North Hamgyung Province, Lee OO, Female, born in 1980 Hwanghae Province), Mother and Son (Choi OO, Female, born in 1962, North Hamgyung Province, Yang OO, Male, born in 2000), Mother and daughter (Jung OO, Female, born in 1973, Yanggang Province, Jung OO, Female child, born in 2016), Lee OO, Female, born in 1987, Yanggang Province, Gwon OO, Female, born in 1976, North Hamgyung Province, Lee OO, Female, born in 1982, Yanggang Province, Ro OO, Female, born in 1972, North Hamgyung Province, Sisters (Ban OO, Female, born in 1991, Yanggang Province), So OO, Female, born in 1998, Yanggang Province, Choi OO, Female, born in 1980, Yanggang Province, Cho OO, Female, born in 1973, Gangwon Province, Lim OO, Female, born in 1976, North Hamgyung Province, Ha OO, Female, born in 1983, North Hamgyung Province, Park OO, Female, born in 1961, North Hamgyung Province, Hwang OO, Female, born in 1970, North Hamgyung Province, Mother and daughter (Bang OO, Female, born in 1985, North Hamgyung Province, Go OO, Female child, 4-years-old), Ro OO, Female, born in 1980, North Hamgyung Province, Kim OO, Female, born in 1991, Yanggang Province, Seok OO, Female, born in 1983, Yanggang Province, Lim OO, Female, born in 1975, Yanggang Province, Mother and Son (Lee OO, Female, born in 1991, Yanggang Province, Ju OO, Male child, born in 2013), Mother and daughter (Na OO, Female, born in 1990, North Hamgyung Province, Na OO, Female child, born in 2010), Mother and daughter (Jung OO, Female, born in 1976, North Hamgyung Province, Jang OO, Female, born in 2004), Park OO, Female, born in 2013, North Hamgyung Province, 3 Familes (Gwon OO, Female, born in 1985, North Hamgyung Province, Goo OO, Female, born in 2005, Goo OO, Male, born in 2007), Shim OO, Female, born in 1971, Yanggang Province, Choi OO, Female, born in 1943, North Pyeongan Province, Song OO, Female, born in 1972, South Hamgyung Province, Cho OO, Female, born in 1989, North Hamgyung Province, 3 Familes (Ahn OO, Female, born in 1965, North Hamgyung Province, Han OO, Female, born in 2002, Han OO, Female, born in 2007), Jeon OO, Female, born in 1979, South Hamgyung Province

25 People Rescued in August: Ju OO, Female, born in 1967 North Hwanghae Province, 3 Familes (Oh OO, Female, born in 1982, North Hamgyung Province, Jang OO, Female, born in 2006, Jang OO, Female, born in 2013), Mother and Son (Kim OO, Female, born in 1987, North Hamgyung Province, Jang OO, Male child, born in 2016), Mother and Son (Kim OO, Female, born in 1975, North Hamgyung Province, Hye OO, Male child, born in 2013), Park OO, Female, born in 1995, Gangwon Province, Kim OO, Female, born in 1973, Yanggang Province, Jeon OO, Female, born in 1983, North Hamgyung Province, Seo OO, Female, born in 1976, North Hamgyung Province, Song OO, Female, born in 1975, North Hamgyung Province, Mother and daughter (Choi OO, Female, born in 1968, South Hamgyung Province, Hong O, Female child, born in 2006), Mother and Son (Lee OO, Female, born in 1972, North Hamgyung Province, Lee OO, Male child, born in 2011), Mother and daughter (Jeon OO, Female, born in 1975, North Hamgyung Province, Cho OO, Female child, born in 2006), Choi OO, Female, born in 1981, North Hamgyung Province, Kim OO, Female, born in 1985, North Hamgyung Province, Jeon OO, Female, born in 1986, Pyongyang Province, Park OO, Female, born in 1978, North Hamgyung Province, Kim OO, Female, born in 1982, North Hamgyung Province, Lee OO, Female, born in 1979, Gangwon Province

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Location: Seoul - South Korea
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Joanna Hosaniak
Seoul, Seoul South Korea

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