Seoul weighs increased support for North Korean children born in third countries | NK News
June 23, 2024
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Seoul weighs increased support for North Korean children born in third countries

Unification ministry says its reviewing policies for growing defector population that has often fallen through cracks

South Korea will consider offering 24-hour child care support services to North Korean defectors and increasing education support for their children born in third countries, Seoul’s unification ministry announced on Tuesday.

The plans are part of South Korea’s “Fourth Basic Plan for Supporting the Resettlement of North Korean Defectors,” a policy document outlining how the ROK will support its defector population between 2024 and 2026. 

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