About This Fundraiser
R4R was founded in 2014 by a group of Fulbrighters* who wanted to help North Korean defectors beyond volunteering for NKD. Last year, R4R raised almost $10,000 for Liberation in North Korea (LiNK) and the Wooridul School.
This year, all funds raised will be donated to NKHR Rescue Fund. Founded in 1996, Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) is one of the oldest organizations devoted to North Korean human rights, doing everything from rescue work to resettlement programs. The Rescue Fund is a volunteer group within NKHR that holds fundraisers to raise money to rescue North Korean refugees in third countries.
Most of NKHR's rescuees come from China, where they face threat of repatriation to North Korea where they will be put into prisons, tortured, and even executed. Because they have to live in hiding, North Korean refugees, especially women, fall victim to labor and sex trafficking. It costs approximately $2500 USD to rescue one person and bring him or her safely to South Korea.
About R4R 2015