Defectors struggle to feed families in North Korea

A few months after fleeing her destitute homeland for a more decent life south of the border, Park received a tempting offer from a fellow defector: She could transfer money to her family in the North for a commission fee. Haunted by memories of her three starved children and old mother living in Hyesan in the country's far north Ryanggang Province, the 44-year-old defector eagerly handed over 20 million won (S$24,600) to a broker -- only to find out a month later not a single penny had reached her family.
North Korea
Issue: Food Donation Typology: Arenas
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