Sunday, September 27, 2009

2800 North Korean defectors settle in S. Korea in 2009

More than 2,800 North Koreans defectors settled in South Korea last year, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.

This brings the cumulative number of North Korean defectors in South Korea to nearly 17,000.

The annual rate of increase was 26 percent and 46 percent in 2007 and 2006, respectively, according to the report submitted by Seoul's Unification Ministry to the National Assembly.

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