June 03, 2023

Why North Korean refugees struggle in South Korean schools

South Korea schools must do more to integrate defectors in education

In the first few decades of the split between North and South Korea, there was little movement between the two countries. Very few defected, and these were mostly men and soldiers, who were referred to as ‘defecting warriors.'

But since the mid-1990s this number of refugees has been rapidly increasing and most are not soldiers, but women, children, and young adults.