Drop in North Korean refugees to South Korea

January 2, 2013 by admin
Filed under: Culture, Defection, North Korea 

There has been a significant decrease in the number of refugees from North Korea to South Korea in 2012 compared with 2011, data from South Korea shows.

Just over 1,500 North Koreans arrived in the South in 2012 compared to more than 2,700 the previous year, according to the South’s Unification Ministry.

Activists say that the North, under Kim Jong-un, is taking stronger measures to prevent people from trying to leave.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20886386

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