• Finally Free

    November 19, 2018

    I went to Southeast Asia to see where LiNK’s Field Team rescues North Korean refugees. Here’s what I found… Refugees must cross terrain like this to reach safety in...

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  • Yoon Ha's Story: Part 3 – Making it to South Korea

    March 16, 2017

    This is the third part of a three-part story. Read part one about the hardships Yoon Ha experienced growing up in North Korea, and part two about being trafficked in Chin...

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  • Yoon Ha's Story: Part 2 – Life in China

    March 14, 2017

    This is the second part of a three-part story. Read part one about the hardships Yoon Ha experienced growing up in North Korea that led her to escape. Part three follows ...

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  • Yoon Ha's Story: Part 1 – Life in North Korea

    March 9, 2017

    Yoon Ha resettled to South Korea through LiNK’s network about a year ago. She recently shared her story with us. This is part one of three. Continue to part two. When I...

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  • Holly & Mia: North Korean mother and daughter

    November 23, 2016

    “When I was young, my mom took me to go see a fortune teller. The fortune teller stared quite forcefully into my eyes, then said that she couldn’t see me—th...

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  • Meet Charles – A North Korean Living in the United States

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey through China without the help of a rescue network. We met Charles after he resettled in the United States...

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  • Joy's Story: Part 3 – A Difficult Decision

    June 9, 2016

    When I started living with the Chinese man I was sold to, I thought of escaping after six months. I just did what the Chinese man wanted without thinking about birth-cont...

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  • Joy's Story: Part 2 – Trafficked in China

    June 2, 2016

    After I finally got picked up by the broker, we got onto a bus. The bus got stopped by Chinese police twice and every time the police came aboard I pretended to be asleep...

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  • Joy's Story: Part 1 – Growing Up in North Korea

    May 26, 2016

    I didn’t have a dream for my future when I was a child because my family was just trying to survive. My dad ran a farm, but one day the regime took all of his property....

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  • North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet On Song

    March 22, 2016

    On Song lived a good childhood in an upper-class family, attending special schools reserved for people of her social class and nurturing dreams of becoming a doctor or sc...

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