Light through the Darkness: Improving the Human Condition in North Korea

The U.S. has focused growing attention on the plight of the people in North Korea, but more must be done.

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In 2014, the Human Freedom initiative at the George W. Bush Institute convened unprecedented awareness raising and consensus building meetings, commissioned original research, and helped break new ground in our understanding of one of the worst human tragedies of our time. The result is a call to action for governments, the private sector, and civil society to work together to improve the human condition in North Korea.


Take an in-depth look at the situation in North Korea and the recommended path forward: raising global awareness, supporting and empowering refugees, making human rights a priority for governments, and breaking information barriers.