Refugees at Danish Embassy in Vietnam

Four people believed to be North Koreans have sought refuge in the Danish embassy in Vietnam, a Danish diplomat said on 11 July 2007.
“Three women and one man entered the compound of the Danish embassy that morning. They crawled over the gate,” the diplomat said.
The embassy thinks they’re from North Korea, but this is not confirmed. However embassy officials were in the process of confirming their nationality.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans, fleeing hunger or repression in the North, have crossed the border into China in recent years. The refugees often travel on to Mongolia or other Southeast Asian countries in hopes of winning eventual resettlement in South Korea.
China has an agreement with its ally North Korea to repatriate those it catches as economic migrants, a policy strongly criticised by refugee aid groups.

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