N Koreans risk lives for freedom

Thousands undertake arduous journey by foot to find shelter in South Korea, only to end up in Thailand.

    Thousands of North Korean refugees, desperate to find new lives, undertake arduous journey by foot to find shelter in South Korea.
     
    But many of them are intercepted in Thailand.

    While South Korea has offered to pay to take care of the migrants, Thailand fears this will encourage more North Koreans to leave.

    Al Jazeera's Aela Callan reports from Chaing Saen in northern Thailand


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