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In December 2013, PSCORE conducted a rescue mission in China to save a young North Korean girl with severe frostbite. We are happy to announce she is doing well at Hanawon Resettlement Center and will arrive in Seoul within one week.

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is a government organization that is in charge of preparing for a future reunification between North and South Korea. It is responsible for North-South relations including economic trade, diplomacy, and communication, and education of reunification, which involves spreading awareness in schools and among the public sphere. The Ministry of Unification is thus the main organization that manages North Korean defectors in South Korean territory by establishing admission processes and resettlement policies. It also has regional sub-organs called Hana Centers that help defectors in their day-to-day life for a more smooth transition into South Korean society. The number of defectors since the 1950–1953 Korean War is more than 26,000. Military defections across the heavily fortified DMZ are few in number, with only 20 defectors since 1996.

To thank those who made her rescue mission possible, PSCORE will hold an event at the British Ambassador’s residence on August 1 from 6:30 to 9 pm.While tickets are limited, there is a possibility you may be able to attend. If you are interested, please send an email to with your name, phone number, email address, and other contact information no later than 5 pm on Friday, July 18. There will be a minimum donation of 50,000 KRW per person for the event, which will be used to fund our next rescue mission. Dinner and drinks will be served.

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