April 13, 2024

Families divided by Korean War reunite: An overwhelming experience

Participant in last year's reunions recalls physically breaking down due to overwhelming emotions

North and South Korea have been unable to reunions for families separated by the Korean War since February 2014, and the last such meetings before that took place in 2010.

Of the 129,688 who have registered in the South as divided family members, nearly 63,000 have passed away, according to statistics from the Integrated Information System for Separated Families.

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