Freedom for North Korean Refugees
Freedom for North Korean Refugees Minnesota is a Minnesota based non-profit organization working toward the safe and humane resettlement of North Korean refugees in the United States. Freedom for North Korean Refugees Minnesota is pioneering an initiative to educate about the plight of North Korean refugees and to promote relationships and policies that provide for safe, welcoming, and expedite settlement in the United States.
An estimated 200,000
North Korean defectors have escaped the poverty and oppression of their government, hoping to reach safety in South Korea. To do so, these stateless people must undertake hazardous treks through China and other countries.
Many never make it
across miles of Gobi desert, mountains and similarly treacherous terrain for even a chance at diplomatic immunity.
Women and children
make up to an estimated 70 percent of North Koreans seeking exile. All are vulnerable to opportunists, most—maybe all the females among them—are forced into human trafficking, slavery and other crimes. If caught by Chinese authorities, these refugees have no claim to diplomatic asylum. They are deported immediately to North Korea, where they often face torture or imprisonment.
Despite all this,
the world community has done little to provide these refugees resettlement.
Freedom for North Korean Refugees of Minnesota
wants to change that.
We need your Help!