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· December, 2010

Stories about Refugees from December, 2010

Korea: Preferential Treatment to Kim Il-Sung Univ. Graduates

  24 December 2010

Giving preferential treatment to prestigious school graduates is South Korea's chronic disease. @Heoyeonism tweeted a North Korean defector's comment that North Korean defectors who went Kim Il-Sung University, one of the top universities in N.Korea is more likely to get a job in South than other defectors.

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Australia: Asylum Seeker Boat Tragedy Shocks Nation

  21 December 2010

A boat carrying up to 100 Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish asylum seekers crashed into sharp cliffs off Christmas Island in Australia on December 15 killing at least 30 people. The tragedy throws back into light the hard-line policies of Australia's government towards asylum seekers in the past year.

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South Korea: Spa mogul reaches out to Yeonpyeong Refugees

  5 December 2010

After an artillery attack by North Korea on a populated South Korean island which killed four people and turned the island into a ghost town, offers of help for the desperate islanders have come pouring in. About 800 refugees are staying in one of finest spa facilities, thanks to the generosity of its owner.

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