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Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Persecuting the starving: The plight of North Koreans fleeing to China

, Index number: ASA 24/003/2000

This report describes how North Koreans have - despite their government criminalising the act of leaving without permission - fled the country as a result of food shortages. The vast majority of those who leave without permission go to China where they face human rights violations and an uncertain future.

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