12 iulie 2018

Yemeni asylum-seekers spark backlash in South Korea


A few hundred Yemeni asylum-seekers have sparked an unprecedented wave of xenophobia in South Korea, with protests breaking out in Seoul, while a record 700,000 people signed a petition calling for the tightening of already tough refugee laws. The arrival of around 550 people from war-ravaged Yemen between January and May sparked an uncompromising reaction, with South Koreans warning that the refugees could be seeking economic advantage rather than protection and that they could lead to an [...]