About This Fundraiser
This year in particular there's been a lot of attention on refugees from the Middle East and South-Eastern Europe, and the more stories I hear, the more I am reminded of what I know about North Korea and the few who can escape. Remember reading about the dangerous boats that refugees from Turkey took because of scamming people-scum? For North Koreans there's the same type of trash-people, taking their money to help them "escape" and just selling the refugees into slave labor in China or elsewhere.
I was lucky to win a lottery and joined my professors and select students to have dinner with a North Korean "defector" my senior year and all his stories are just like the ones you have read about other refugees. It's terrifying and full of uncertainty and dangers and discrimination and prejudice against them. I just want to help.
Living in Hwacheon, there is no chance to volunteer and tutor North Korean resettler children like many of my peers placed elsewhere in Korea. This is the next best thing. I don't like asking for money from my friends like this, but I promise even the smallest amount is worth it. Thank you for reading.
Runners for R4R register to run in the Kim Dae-Jung Peace Marathon in Seoul on June 12, while committing to fundraise for Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) Rescue Fund. Our goal is to raise $20,000 total to help 8 North Koreans safely reach South Korea from China, where they face human rights abuses. To learn more about their struggle, visit: http://www.nkhrrescuefund.org/refugees-journey.html
R4R 주자들은 6월 12일에 서울에서 열릴 김대중 평화 마라톤에 참가 신청을 하는 동시에 북한인권시민연합 (NKHR)의 구호 기금 모금에 참여하게 됩니다. 저희의 목표는 24,000,000원을 모아 중국에서 인권 침해로 고통을 받는 8명의 북한 사람들을 안전하게 한국으로 데려오는 것입니다. 더 많은 정보를 알고 싶으시면 이 사이트를 방문하세요: http://nkhrrescuefundkr.weebly.com/494574455251008-510604711144172-50416510774576845796.html