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Rising number of migrant children abandoned by their parents and the government
About 90 children were abandoned in Seoul alone in 2014, mostly children born to undocumented foreigners, without access to South Korea's welfare system. A Christian group has been trying to find a solution, but lacks the legal and financial means to meet the challenge. The case of Mai, a 23-year-old Vietnamese woman who left her abusive South Korean husband who had bought her for use as a domestic slave, has shaken the South Korean public.
08/03/2006 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul: Nuclear talks should become security forum
This was proposed by Ban Ki-moon, South Korean foreign affairs minister. The forum would seek to solve problems between north-east Asian countries.
17/08/2004 SOUTH KOREA
South Korea burnt out by political and generational confrontation
The country is at a crossroad. It must find ways to reconcile the needs of the economy and democracy with its commitment to its US alliance and reunification.
24/08/2006 THAILAND NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Bangkok "frees" 175 North Korean refugees to go to South Korea
They were arrested because they were illegal immigrants. Now they have refugee status. Seoul is keeping a low profile not to irritate Pyongyang, but it will probably accept the refugees.
19/10/2009 SOUTH KOREA
Seoul: human rights activists protest expulsion of migrant workers
The government has hardened policy in order to identify and expel workers without the right residency papers. In six months, 17,000 migrants lost their job and were deported.
30/04/2007 SOUTH KOREA
Catholics, pioneers in welcoming migrants
In his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Mgr Vincent Ri Pyung-ho, bishop of Jeonju, urges the faithful to break down the wall of enmity towards the country’s million immigrants.
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