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Rescuing Refugees

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265
Refugees Rescued

$2,500
Funds a Rescue

1000+
People Fundraising

Thousands of North Korean refugees have escaped their country, but are now at risk of exploitation & capture because they cannot afford the 3,000-mile journey to a safe country.

WHY WE RESCUE

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Every year, thousands of North Koreans risk their lives to escape political persecution and economic hardship. If caught trying to escape or caught in China and sent back, they are at risk of extremely harsh punishments, including brutal beatings, forced labor, forced abortions, torture, and internment in a political prison camp. To make matters worse, while hiding in China their illegal status forces them to work in invisible industries and leaves them vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers and sex traffickers, as they have no recourse to any authorities. Although many refugees try to escape, many do not have the resources or connections to get themselves out of China. That’s where we come in.

THE FREE PASSAGE MODEL

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We rescue refugees without cost or condition & ensure their
safety & dignity on their journey to freedom.

After hearing countless stories of North Koreans who have struggled to pay or find brokers, or were even exploited and abused by brokers and other individuals while in search of freedom, we committed ourselves to providing a way for North Koreans to leave China without cost or condition. We have steadily garnered information about the escape routes through China and Southeast Asia and have established relationships with individuals who work in the “modern underground railroad” who can help us move refugees safely across borders. The free passage model ensures that refugees are treated with dignity and respect throughout the risky journey and allows refugees to begin their new lives in freedom without debt.

IT TAKES $2,500 TO RESCUE A REFUGEE

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Basic Needs

$250

Food
Clothing
Shoes
Toiletries
Medicine
Communication

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Transportation

$500

Costs to transport refugees throughout the journey

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Accommodation

$100

Shelter for refugees and LiNK staff throughout the journey

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Rescue Fees

$1,350

Costs for fines, fees, and the network of partners and staff in the underground to bring refugees to safety

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Misc

$300

Emergencies
Transfer fees
Supplies
Tolls

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STORIES OF REFUGEES WE’VE RESCUED

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Meet Ji Young

Ji Young left North Korea in search of food, but once she arrived in China she was sold as a bride.

READ HER STORY

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Meet Ben

One of our happiest moments with Ben was the first time he was able to call his mom after living apart from her for three years.

READ HIS STORY

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Meet Jung Hee

Jung-Hee resorted to picking plants in the mountains in North Korea after the police shut her down for selling goods…

READ HER STORY

WE’RE ALSO EMPOWERING REFUGEES

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We provide resettlement assistance to help North Korean refugees thrive in their new lives.