23 Yemeni refugees are granted 1-year stay in Korea.
According to Jeju's immigration office, they were allowed to stay on humanitarian stay permits after they failed to receive official refugee status.
They are the first group of 440 Yemenis who applied for asylum last tear.
The permit is given to asylum seekers who aren't eligible for refugee status but are considered to be in dire need of a country to stay for other humanitarian reasons.
Jeju Immigration Office plans to make the final decision in October for the remaining applicants.