The number of North Korean refugees arriving in South Korea has hit an all-time low.
Just two North Korean refugees made it to South Korea between April and June this year. This is the lowest number ever recorded.
Over the same period last year, 12 arrived in South Korea. In 2019, it was 320.
Experts believe COVID-19 restrictions in North Korea and other neighbouring countries to be the cause. However, a shoot-to-kill order targeting escapees has also added to the low number. And recently, 50 escapees were sent back to North Korea from neighbouring countries.
With North Korean Christians more vulnerable than ever, will you join us in prayer today?
August 15 is the National Liberation Day of North and South Korea, when they commemorate the date the Korean peninsula was freed from Japanese occupation in 1945. Please pray for persecuted Christians of North Korea who struggle to worship Christ Jesus in the darkest places.
Pray for North Korea
- Pray that believers in North Korea will hold on to Jesus, no matter the cost.
- Pray for God’s children be protected under His wings, and their spiritual warfare will bring forth the Kingdom of God to North Korea.
- Pray God will transform the hearts of North Korean authorities.
Would you consider donating regularly to persecuted churches?
The goal of the open door is to “strengthen what remains to be fading” (Revelation 3:2)
Monthly donations can provide continuous assistance and support to persecuted Christians around the world, which also allows us to respond quickly to urgent needs.