Rescue NK (a campaign of Justice for North Korea)

40 Miles North of Seoul...

58% reported witnessing people die of starvation
46% reported there was no food distribution
76% reported witnessing public executions

North Koreans do not enjoy freedom from hunger, freedom of expression, freedom from torture, nor the freedom to travel.

북한과 관련해서 국내외 언론매체들의 관심은 핵문제와 남북관계에 쏠려있으며, 북한의 인권상황은 전혀 나아지지 않고 있습니다. 국제사회는 북한당국에 다음과 같은 자유를 북한주민에게 보장해줄 것을 요구하고 있습니다. 1) 기아로부터의 자유 2) 표현의 자유 3) 고문으로부터의 자유 4) 이동의 자유

**국가인권위원회는 북한대학원대학교에 의뢰하여 2008년 7월부터 2009년 2월까지122명의 최근 한국입국 탈북자들을 대상으로 조사를 벌였으며, 다음과 같은 결과를 얻었습니다.

*응답자의 58%는 굶주림으로 사망한 사람을 보았다고 답했습니다.
*응답자의 46%는 식량배급이 전혀 없었다고 답했습니다.
*응답자의 76%는 공개처형을 목격하였다고 답했습니다.

But What Can I Do?

Some Ways to Learn

Media

에이리NK - The Daily NK (www.dailynk.com)
조선일보 - The Chosun Ilbo (www.chosun.com/)

Research and Publications

북한인권 Databse - The NK Database (www.nkdb.org)
북한인권위훤회 recommends: (http://www.hrnk.org/publications.htm)

Film

김겅일이아 - Kimjongilia (2010) (www.kimjongiliathemovie.com)

크로싱 - Crossing (2008)
(http://www.crossingnk.com/)

천국의 국격을 넘다 (조선일보) - On the Border (2007) (Chosun Ilbo)(www.chosun.com/ontheborder/)

서울기차 - Seoul Train (2003)
(www.seoultrain.com) (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/seoultrain/more.html)


Access to Evil (BBC)

Blogs

www.seouldreamers.com
http://freekorea.us/

Some Ways to Help

Teaching/Friendship

자윹터 - Jayoutuh http://unischool.org/
성통만사 - PSCORE (www.pscore.org)
Heavenly Dream School

Awareness

북한정의 연대 - Justice for North Korea street demos

Hold your own screening of one of the above films.

Funding

Funding Life-Saving Trips on the Underground Railroad:
북한정의 연대 - Justice for North Korea (us, this page!)

Funding Shelters and Basic Needs for Stateless Children in China:
Helping Hands (www.helpinghandskorea.org)

Hold you own benefit.

Prayer

Catacombs: Prayer and Networking. 7 - 9 PM Tuesdays.
Catacombs Ecclesia: Solidarity with persecuted Christians in NK and worldwide. Sundays 11 AM - 12:15.
(near Samgakji Station Exit 2, email tapkorea@gmail.com for details)

Stateside?

Support bill to encourage ability of American families to adopt NK refugee children at http://www.han-schneider.org/.

Helping North Korean Refugees Resettlement in the USA

NYC DC Metro Areas: Check out PSALT (contact Michelle Kim of PSALT at michelle@psaltnk.org) and HANKR (contact Pastor Heemoon Lee at heemoonlee@hotmail.com).

CA and other areas: LINK (http://www.linkglobal.org/index.html)

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Questions or comments: email us at rescuenorthkorea@gmail.com.
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** A July 2008 - Feb. 2009 survey of 122 recent defectors from North Korea as part of a study conducted by the University of North Korean Studies under the direction of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea.