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S. Korea’s Foreign Minister Asks for UNHCR Efforts to Help N.K. Defectors

S. Korea’s Foreign Minister Asks for UNHCR Efforts to Help N.K. Defectors

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign minister asked the U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday to make efforts to protect and support North Korean defectors living overseas, her office in Seoul has said. Kang Kyung-wha earlier held a luncheon meeting in Seoul with Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, according to [...]

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.  [...]

S. Korea to Help Myanmar Refugees Resettle

S. Korea to Help Myanmar Refugees Resettle

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government plans to bring in some 30 Myanmar refugees currently in Thailand and grant them permanent settlement, in accordance with an U.N. agency program, officials said Monday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees resettlement program transfers refugees living in temporary camps in an asylum country [...]

Thousands of Syrian Children Risk Drowning this Summer Trying to Reach Safety in Europe

Thousands of Syrian Children Risk Drowning this Summer Trying to Reach Safety in Europe

FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 27, 2014 (Korea Bizwire)–The number of Syrians clandestinely crossing the Mediterranean has risen dramatically since March, with thousands more families likely to attempt the dangerous passage this summer, as the “boat season” gets underway. Save the Children’s latest report, “The Boat is Safe” and Other Lies: Why Syrian Families are Risking Everything to [...]