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May 05, 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters of HRNK,

For many years, we have done our best to provide reliable and well researched information, analysis, and publications. This work has made critical contributions to keeping the human rights and human security of the North Korean people in focus. During these trying times of the tragic and unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, we are carrying the torch of freedom and human rights, despite severe resource limitations. A wonderful crew of young staff members and volunteers working with me are fighting valiantly. Knowing them, and being on the same team with them has been a true honor and a privilege. 

All of our past successes were the result of your staunch and generous support. While relying on an extraordinary Board, outstanding staff, and implementing the vision of generous friends and donors, we have worked with dedicated and uniquely qualified authors to publish reports on North Korea's vast system of unlawful imprisonment and policy of human rights denial. We provided essential support to the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea. We helped bring disabled North Korean escapee activist Ji Seong-ho, who recently won a seat in the South Korean National Assembly, to the State of the Union Address in 2018. Two years ago, we became the world's only organization solely focused on North Korean human rights to acquire UN ECOSOC consultative status.

We could not have done any of this without you. Thank you for your generosity and support. We pray that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. 

Greg Scarlatoiu

Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

North Korea’s Long-term Prison-Labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 1, Kaech’ŏn
Joseph S. Bermudez, Greg Scarlatoiu, Amanda M. Oh, & Rosa Park
Mar 25, 2020

The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), a non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., has launched a report titled North Korea’s Long-term Prison-labor Facility Kyo-hwa-so No. 1, Kaech’on. This report is part of a comprehensive long-term project undergone by HRNK to use satellite imagery and survivor testimony to shed light on human suffering in North Korea. This study combines former prisoner testimony collected in 2019 with declassified satellite imagery


THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019. Lost Generation: The Health and Human Rights of North Korean Children, 1990–2018 is a nearly thirty-year study monitoring the health and human rights conditions of North Korean children. “Health” is defined by the World Health Organization as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well being, and not merely the absence of dis