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North Korea: North Korean Defectors’ Remittances to Families in North

Categories: East Asia, North Korea, South Korea, Disaster, Economics & Business, Human Rights, Humanitarian Response, Refugees

North Korean expert Andrei Lankov, wrote [1] about the remittances from North Korean defectors on the East Asian Forum site. Despite their economic struggle in capitalistic South Korea, they send money to their starving families in the North, a basically illegal act according to both South and North Korean law.