The Hundred by LiNK (Liberty in North Korea)
My friends at LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) just launched their initiative called “The Hundred” to raise funds to help rescue 100 refugees from North Korea. LiNK’s work focuses on awareness through mobilizing the grassroots and telling these stories of hope and survival. They meet with governments, NGOs and institutions to advocate for the North Korean people, while working directly with refugees through a network of shelters in China and Southeast Asia – protecting, educating and assisting them to eventually find freedom and empower them to live new lives.
The hope of this initiative is stated on their site:
Up to 300,000 North Koreans are hiding in the underground today. Most are looking for an opportunity to escape but cannot fund their own journey. This is where we can help. LiNK will start with the rescue of 100 refugees. To launch TheHundred program in 2010, our goal is to raise $50,000 by December 31st…See how you can raise $100 here, or give it all yourself here.
Their goal is actually to rescue 100 refugees from hiding as soon as possible. They will need $2,500 per refugee to cover necessary costs such as food, shelter, transit, guides, paperwork and other incurred expenses throughout the journey. In order to help 100, LiNK must raise a total of $250,000. The $50,000 raised by December 31st will give them a great start to help people in hiding from North Korea.
LiNK does excellent work with refugees from North Korea. I’ve personally spoken with some of their top leaders, including their executive director, of the movement and have heard much about their mission and methodology. I appreciate the thoroughness and integrity with which they do their work. They are one of the few organizations that have taken up the mission to help North Koreans find freedom.
Would you take a moment to watch the video below and consider making a difference this holiday season with a donation?
If you are unfamiliar with what’s happening with North Korean refugees in countries like China, I would recommend you watch the documentary, “Seoul Train“. In addition, check out the following videos produced by LiNK that give an overview of what’s happening in North Korea.