June 03, 2020

Number of defectors reaching South Korea fell in first quarter of 2020: MOU
135 North Koreans arrived in South Korea between January and March this year, data reveals

A total of 135 North Korean defectors arrived in South Korea in the first quarter of this year, South Korea's unification ministry on Friday reported, 94 fewer than the same period in 2019.

39 male and 96 female defectors arrived in the South from January 1 to March 31, the Ministry of Unification (MOU) told reporters in a statement.