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UNHCR urges humanitarian solution for detained North Koreans

Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Publication Date 24 February 2012
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNHCR urges humanitarian solution for detained North Koreans, 24 February 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f4b63862.html [accessed 25 July 2014]

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, is closely following the situation of a group of around 25 North Koreans who were arrested in China in February.

UNHCR has been in communication with the Chinese authorities on this group and has called on the Chinese government to uphold the non-refoulement principle.

UNHCR is encouraging all parties concerned to find a viable humanitarian solution in the best interests of these individuals and to ensure their safety.

UNHCR reaffirms its commitment to continue to work with all parties on this issue.

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