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S. Korea Considers New Inspection Body for Asylum Seekers

S. Korea Considers New Inspection Body for Asylum Seekers

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government is considering establishing an institution tasked with inspecting applications for refugee status due to a steady rise in the number of people seeking asylum in the country, government officials said Thursday.  A long-running civil war in Syria and other disturbances have created a refugee crisis [...]

Myanmar Refugees Find Safe Haven in Korea

Myanmar Refugees Find Safe Haven in Korea

INCHEON, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Seven Myanmar refugee families, 34 asylum seekers in total, arrived at Incheon International Airport Wednesday.  The latest acceptance of refugees is the second instance of its kind after South Korea joined the UNHCR resettlement program in 2015. An additional 22 Myanmar refugees were relocated to Korea in December 2015.  [...]