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Press Note : Clarification on Chosun Ilbo’s report(7.9) regarding budget support for North Korean defector organizations

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2019-07-09
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The Ministry of Unification’s budget support for North Korean defector organizations is rising

July 9, 2019

  o The Ministry of Unification’s total budget scale for supporting North Korean defector organizations has consistently increased each year.

    - The Korea Hana Foundation, an affiliated organization of the Ministry, has pursued projects for the settlement of North Korean defectors in which public participation is invited. This includes general support projects and projects supporting specific purposes such as learning, assistance for the disadvantaged, and volunteer service. The total budget for the projects have consistently increased with KRW 383 million in 2015, KRW 420 million in 2016, KRW 433 million in 2017, KRW 500 million in 2018, and KRW 522 million in 2019.
 
    - Therefore, the Chosun Ilbo report which states that “The Ministry of Unification’s payments to North Korean defector organizations to support the settlement of North Korean defectors have halved” is not true.

 

《 Increase in support funds for North Korean defector organizations in the past six years (unit: KRW 1 million) 》

Category

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Funds for general support

189

189

173

120

126

116

Funds for special support (learning, assistance for the disadvantaged, and volunteer service)

180

194

247

313

374

406

Total

369

383

420

433

500

522