27 July 2004

North Korean refugees

Over 200 North Korean refugees, said to have fled due to food shortages and famine, have recently entered South Korea (Donga News) and a couple hundred more are set to arrive. The flood of NK refugees has risen yearly since '94 with 312 entering South Korea in 2000, 583 in 2001, 1140 in 2002 and 1281 last year (Mainichi Shimbun). Far East (Japanese) has a detailed discussion of this news.

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