Rescue Update

Two Rescues Recently Completed Today we want to update you about two recent successful rescues while also letting you know about two more critical cases which demand immediate attention. Thanks to many of our friends and supporters’ contributions over the course of the summer, we are happy to announce that we were able to raise […]

From terrors of North Korea to US college student: One woman’s amazing journey

From terrors of North Korea to US college student: one woman’s amazing journey When Grace Jo walks along the leafy paths of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, she is indistinguishable from any other American college student. But the 26-year-old’s astounding journey took her from the gulags of North Korea’s brutal dictatorship – and the very […]

What It’s Like to Escape From North Korea

What It’s Like to Escape From North Korea “We tried our best to live in our country,” Grace Jo says. “We tried so many different ways, and we tried our best to survive. But there was no way to survive there.” “There” is North Korea, and Jo is one of just a thousand or so […]

North Korean defectors, resettled in the US, torn as tensions escalate

By Shachar Peled September 17, 2017 (CNN) As North Korea continues to boast of its military power with missile launches and bomb tests, resettled defectors from the totalitarian nation are torn: Some hope for an end to the vocal hostilities between North Korea and the United States, while others wish the tense rhetoric would result in military […]

September 10 sohaegeum performance with Seongjin Park

This is a reminder to all our friends and supporters to join us on Sunday, September 10 for a performance by the renowned North Korean sohaegeum player Seongjin Park. A sohaegeum is a four-stringed version of the traditional two-stringed haegeum, invented by North Korea in the 1960s and currently in use only in North Korea. General admission is $30.00 with proceeds […]