Rescue Stories

I felt like a sinner.

2019-11-29 11:26
MS.Cha was born in Onsung, Hamkyungboodo in late 70s. After the basic education which offered by the North Korean authority, she was positioned as a conveyor driver at a farm. She did her best at work site, but she could not receive the food distribution from the government. As we well know, there was a severe food shortage in the nation called the Great Famine in 1990s.


On top of that, she had to join the mandatory meeting called ‘Sarochung’ that is a gathering of youngsters aged 14 to 30. Most of them are students or soldiers. It was to enforce the ideology and dictatorship of the nation to youngsters. Eventually, the meeting demanded the forced labor in winter. In 1999, she could not take it any longer, and her weak body could not handle the physical hardship. She had no choice but to flee to China in the following spring.


As she crossed the Tuman River, the human traffickers caught her, and sold her to a Chinese farmer. She worked daily, and nightly at a farm. She was always in fear of state with being forced repatriation to her country, the North Korea. We cannot reveal the route she found us for a security reason. With blessings, she found us, and asked for our help.


“Having no legitimate citizenship, I felt like a sinner” Cha said. Our hearts ached as looking at her weakened body. We, NAUH’s rescue team wish blessings on her future. We will help her as much as we are able.


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We at NAUH desire to rescue every person who appeals to us for help, but there are times we must turn people down because of lack of funding.

It costs about $2000 USD to save one refugee life. (Our priority is orphans, women, and men in that order)

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