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· June, 2011

Stories about Refugees from June, 2011

North Korea's Fragility in the Face of the Rainy Season

Open Radio for North Korea, a Seoul-based radio station founded and runs by North Korean defectors, reported that North Korean citizens have been mobilized to bolster constructions as rainy season...

Malaysia: Burmese women groups speak out

Various Burmese women groups working in Malaysia issued a joint statement calling for stronger protection for Burmese women refugees in the region.

Myanmar: Thousands flee home in Kachin fighting

According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, “more than 10,000 ethnic Kachin are now thought to have fled their homes as days of fighting engulfed parts of Burma’s northernmost state.”...

Cannibalism In North Korea, Smuggled Documents Reveal

GI Korea from the ROK Drop blog commented on local news report claiming that they have obtained smuggled documents confirming cannibalism in North Korea. Acts of cannibalism have long been...

North Korea: Women Forced into Prostitution

A Seoul-based aid organization, Good Friends, released an English version of its weekly report. According to North Korean defectors’ testimonies, not a few North Korean women are forced into prostitution...

Korea: Defector's Commentary on Using Kim Jong-il's Portrait as Army Target

It was revealed in early June that South Korean military units have been using the pictures of Kim Jong-il, his youngest son, and his late father as targets during firing...

Syria: Opposition Drafts Declaration in Antalya

Just a day after President Bashar Assad announced a general amnesty for political prisoners, a varied group of Syrian opposition members are meeting in Antalya, Turkey, to create a declaration...

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