Yearly, lots of of individuals make the perilous journey out of North Korea as they escape from the “hermit kingdom”.
However the variety of defectors has been steadily dropping lately, as North Korean authorities have clamped down.
Ha Jin-woo, a defector who left in 2014, used to assist different North Koreans escape. He explains how the path to freedom has turn into much more arduous.
Video by Hosu Lee. Voiceover by Laura Bicker.