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South Korea Faces Criticism Over Refugee Policy

As European countries struggle to cope with the millions of migrants who have escaped the ongoing violence in the Middle East, a relatively small number of Syrians have sought protection in South Korea. But only a few have been officially recognized as refugees.  Most receive so-called humanitarian visas that allow them to live in the country without financial support, housing or health care. Government figures show that since 1994, 1,144 Syrians have requested asylum in South...

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