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North Koreans Toil for Little Pay Overseas

In the heat of Qatar, nearly 3,000 North Koreans labor on construction sites, under harsh conditions. The laborers and local construction managers tell VOA that they work very long hours and that most of their pay is confiscated by North Korean officials. One North Korean laborer said that only those with no money at all will agree to work overseas.   “Many go overseas because they have no capital," he said. "It is hard to live in the homeland without capital. To get a...

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