Cash Sent to North Korea by Defectors

Every year, North Korean defectors living in South Korea send an estimated $10 Million to family and villages in North Korea. The 23,000 defectors send the money is bundles of $500 to $1,000 at  a time. The amount of the bundles are enough to feed a family for one year in North Korea.

Source: Chico Harlan, “In North Korea, role of foreign currency grows,” Washington Post, February 15, 2012.