At a Glance

North Korean Refugees in the United States (NKinUSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in September 2011 by a group of North Korean refugees re-settled in the U.S. and other individuals concerned about the human rights crisis in North Korea. NKinUSA is the first human rights organization established by North Korean defectors in the U.S.

NKinUSA’s mission is three-fold: to raise awareness of the human rights crisis in North Korea, to help facilitate escape and safe passage for North Korean refugees, and to provide them with resettlement assistance in a third country, such as the United States. NKinUSA is committed to improving the human rights situation in North Korea and to bringing other North Koreans to freedom.