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Red Cross Photos Provide Rare Glimpse into Life of Refugees, POWs During Korean War

Red Cross Photos Provide Rare Glimpse into Life of Refugees, POWs During Korean War

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has unveiled dozens of long-kept photos of the Korean War, providing a rare glimpse into devastation, plight and even the resilience people demonstrated with seemingly little hope on the horizon. Yonhap News Agency obtained the 70 black-and-white still images taken by [...]

Rights Committee Advises Justice Ministry’s Use of Refugees’ Languages in Documents

Rights Committee Advises Justice Ministry’s Use of Refugees’ Languages in Documents

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s national human rights agency on Tuesday advised the Justice Ministry to use languages that refugees can understand in documents stating their refugee recognition status amid criticism the current system may infringe on their rights. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said in a statement that [...]

Study Argues Massive Inflow of Refugees Can Lead to Long-term Economic Growth

Study Argues Massive Inflow of Refugees Can Lead to Long-term Economic Growth

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has argued that accepting refugees en masse can incur short-term financial risk, but helps economic growth in the long run. Park Bok-yeong, a professor at Kyunghee University’s Graduate School of International Studies, claimed that despite the short-term financial risk that comes with an inflow of refugees, [...]

S. Korea Gives 2 Yemeni Asylum Seekers Refugee Status

S. Korea Gives 2 Yemeni Asylum Seekers Refugee Status

JEJU/SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The immigration office on the southern island of Jeju decided Friday to grant refugee status to two Yemeni asylum seekers, the first move of its kind since South Korea began to grapple with their inflow early this year. The immigration office also gave 50 other applicants humanitarian stay permits [...]