For many North Korean defectors, life in the South continues to be a struggle. Photo: EPA

Deaths of destitute North Korean mother and child spark national soul-searching in wealthy South Korea

  • The story of a defector who appeared to have starved to death with her son in Seoul has thrown a spotlight on the plight of North Koreans in the South
  • Many defectors risk their lives to flee the North, only to face discrimination and further deprivation in hyper-competitive South Korea
Topic |   North Korea

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For many North Korean defectors, life in the South continues to be a struggle. Photo: EPA
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