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March 2, 2012: Saemsori welcomes news of Amb. King's scheduled meeting with the DPRK to raise the divided families issue.

December 1, 2011: Saemsori partners with the American Red Cross on behalf of a 90 year old registrant to deliver 3 Red Cross Messages to North Korea.
2011년 12월1일: 샘소리는 미국적십자사와 협력하여, 고령의 샘소리 이산가족 (90세)의 '적십자 메세지' 3통을 북한에 전달하였습니다.

 

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Saemsori was founded in 2006 as a project of the Eugene Bell Foundation.

 

In 2001, Congress resolved to "support efforts to reunite people of the United States of Korean ancestry with their families in North Korea" read more

 

Saemsori is supported by its Organizing Committee:

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Mr. Se Heum Hong
Chairman (IL)

Mr. James H. Im
Vice-Chairman (CA)

Mr. Sung-Keun Bae (HI)

Mr. William Choi (NJ) 

Ms. Alyssa Woo
Administrator (DC)

 

We will be moving to our new website!

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE >>> http://dividedfamilies.org




Separated for more than 60 years
after the start of the Korean War,
the tragedy of Korean American divided family members
continues as they seek reunions with their family members
in the North.

See their stories and find out how you can help.


April 2008: In the past year, Saemsori,

among other accomplishments, successfully lobbied to create
the Congressional Commission on Divided Families, which now
has 10 members. Saemsori also became a separate organization
under the DC NonProfit Corporation Act.

Thank you for your interest in and support of this critical
humanitarian issue.

Please check back as we update the website with news on Saemsori
and Divided Families. Supports US-North Korea Family Reunions! >>>Sign the petition today!

News (link to more press)

March, 2007: KoreAm Journal (English, PDF) Archiving Hope: Saemsori Aims to Preserve the Records and Memories of Korean Americans Separated from Family in N.K.

Feb,06,2007: The American Spectator, Repairing the Ravages of War and Time: Doug Bandow writes about the Saemsori project.

August 23, 2006 (English, PDF): Saemsori Opens Building On Capitol Hill


An online oral and video history archive for US and North Korean families torn apart by war and politics
Saemsori USA-DPRK Family History Museum
http://www.saemsori.org/museum

This is a community project. To add your story, or to volunteer, please contact info
at http://dividedfamilies.org or call Divided Families Foundation (DFF) 202-393-0645

July 19, 2006 San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News :
Man Losing Hope in Search for Brother

July 07, 2006: CNN American Morning : Saemsori family interviewed on hopes for reunions (transcript)


Jun,19,2006: Amid Tensions, Congressman
Links US and North Korea on Family Reunions


Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) calls for official channel to help Chicago librarian find lost family
in North Korea Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Chicago Librarian Cha-hee Stanfield
read the text of Rep. Kirk's letters to the DPR Korea (North Korea) and to US State Dept for
Cha-hee.
For more information, click this link.

Duluth Weekly June 14, 2006: Georgia Senators Support Korean-American Seeking Family Reunion in North Korea

March 27, 2006 (English, PDF): Saemsori Meets Korean American Community in Hawaii

Jun,05,2006: Saemsori welcomes 3 summer interns to Washington DC office

Feb 22, 2006 (English, PDF): Saemsori Meets Ambassador Vershbow, US Ambassador to Korea



  

History Project (역사 프로젝트)

For more information, http://www.dividedfamilies.org/index.php/history-project

Jungyoung Park, our program fellow, was working for Saemsori on a full-time basis for six months, as part of her Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation at the School for International Training (SIT)... More

KOREAN-AMERICAN DIVIDED FAMILIES: CATALYST FOR CHANGING THE COURSE OF THE USA POLICY ON NORTH KOREA

Saemsori shares his story to educate the American public about the need to have a safe, transparent channel for reunions brokered by the U.S. government and is working to introduce a comprehensive bill creating such a program for the more than 100,000 Korean Americans still waiting to contact their relatives.... More

Divided Families Database

Saemsori is collecting applications from Korean-Americans who would like to be included in the Saemsori Divided Families Database....More

Register With Us!

1)Offline Application: Divided Families
Foundation c/o Divided Families Foundation
PO BOX 15394 Washington, DC 20003
2)Online Application: Submit an online English application


Donate

WE NEED YOUR HELP!


1) VIA CHECK Please make checks out to:
Divided Families Foundation PO BOX 15394 Washington, DC 20003

2) VIA YOUR BANK: Easy and Free!
Automatic Donation / Electronic Fund Transfer VIA ONLINE BANKING

For more information, Click this link
At the end of the year, we will send you a statement for your taxes
Please email info@dividedfamilies.org with your return address and phone number
so that we can be sure to have your correct contact information.



Internship/Volunteer

WE NEED YOUR HELP!


1)Internships (Fall, Spring, Summer): 5-20 hours per week
2) Fellowships (Flexible): 21-40 hours per week

For more information, Click this link
Public Relations / Government Relations / Research / Technology / Design
SEND YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO info@dividedfamilies.org!