Redefining the North Korea crisis through creative storytelling, while providing emergency relief to North Korean refugees and pursuing an end to the human rights crisis. We exist so that one day the North Korea crisis will not.
LIBERTY iN NORTH KOREA (LiNK) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-ethnic and non-religious group formed in pursuit of the following:
+ To educate the world about North Korea.
+ To advocate for human rights, political and religious freedom, and humanitarian aid for North Korea.
+ To empower citizens of the world to take effective action and make a difference.
+ To bring together and support existing NGOs and other organizations working to achieve the same ends.
+ To tell the world the truth.
In 2004, two passionate individuals learned about what was happening and felt a burden to share with the rest of the world what had gone unnoticed for too long. Educating a group of college students and young leaders about the crisis, together they formed LiNK with the hope of spreading awareness and effecting real change. The organization quickly grew and became a movement of activists empowered by the stories of refugees and motivated by the urgency of the issue. LiNK’s work focuses on awareness through mobilizing the grassroots and telling these stories of hope and survival. We meet with governments, NGOs and institutions to advocate for the North Korean people, while working directly with refugees through a network of shelters in China and Southeast Asia – protecting, educating and assisting them to eventually find freedom and empower them to live new lives.