Photos of the refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
Photos of the refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus shines light on changing face of North Korean defectors

  • Fleeing the hermit state used to be about escaping poverty and hunger
  • As Kim Jong-un clamps down on border loopholes fewer are getting through. Many of those who do are motivated by family, freedom and education

Photos of the refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
Photos of the refugees helped by the North Korea Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea are displayed in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Reuters
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