American Koreans reunited with family in the DPRK

According to the Seattle Times: (By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times)

An American Foundation is working to  reunite Korean families in the US with their relatives in the DPRK.  From the article:

One of the most active U.S. charities working in North Korea announced Wednesday it will try to fill [the communication] void with a program it hopes will eventually lead to family reunions. The Eugene Bell Foundation, which operates out of Washington and Seoul supporting tuberculosis clinics inside the North, said it will start by collecting family information from Korean-Americans who belong to separated families.

“These people are in their 70s and 80s, and there are fewer and fewer of them every year. Many of them don’t speak English well and don’t understand the system well. They need our help if they will ever see their relative again,” said Alice Jean Suh, Washington office director of the Eugene Bell Foundation and the head of the campaign.


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