There are many organisations that work extremely hard in very dangerous situations to rescue North Korean refugees from China, but they need your help. It costs around $2500-$3000 to rescue one refugee, with costs for basic needs, transportation, accommodation, rescue fees and resettlement support. Please see below for just some of the projects that you can support.

(On all the below sites, 100% of donations made go directly to rescuing refugees)

Liberty In North Korea (LINK) – LINK have so far rescued 265 North Koreans from perilous situations in China. You can learn about the process and read the refugees’ stories on their website. They currently have an ongoing campaign to raise $600k to save 200 refugees – please help! You can also start your own personal rescue campaign.

Campaign –

Citizen’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) spent approximately $95,000 helping 50 North Korean refugees reach South Korea last year. You can donate on their website to rescue even more this year.

NKHR receive an overwhelming number of requests from North Koreans who are stranded in China, more than they can afford to help. In 2013, they set up a sister company called The Rescue Fund to help raise funds to rescue as many refugees as possible. 100% of donations go to rescuing refugees.

Justice for North Korea (JFNK) do great work in rescuing North Korean refugees in China, and all money donated goes directly to helping refugees reach safety and maintaining a safe house for North Korea children in China.

North Korean Refugees is a non-profit organisation that raises funds to rescue refugees, as well as funds for food, medical kits and warm clothing for stranded refugees without a home. It also has useful information and articles on the site.


Flag of the People's Republic of ChinaChina’s current policy of sending refugees back to North Korea (with full knowledge of the persecution, execution or prison camps awaiting them) is a huge problem. We must put pressure on our governments to shame China and force them to create a safe passage for these people to get to South Korea or elsewhere., saving thousands of lives.

Justice for North Korea has started a petition online and need your support.

Letters – You can also write letters to your local, national and world leaders to give pressure for change and to give support to the North Korea people. On the websites below there is more information and letter templates that you can use, and we have tried to provide various addresses for the UK and US.

US – It’s usually best to send letters to the representative from your local Congressional District or the senators from your state. This link will take you to the US Senators, web sites and mailing lists –

When addressing members of Congress you should follow this;

To Your Senator:

Dear Senator:

The Honorable (full name)
(Room #) (Name) Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

UK – You can find a number of contacts on the government websites to address your letters. Keep your writing formal and to the point. If you would like a response then it is best to contact your MP.  You can find your MP on;

To contact a government minister, find the relevant details on;

If you would like to contact the Foreign Secretary then write to;

Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon. Philip Hammond, at King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH.

To find addresses for different countries, the Internet is a wonderful resource and you should be able to come up with some answers after a quick search.


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