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Separated Families Reunite after 65 Years

Separated Families Reunite after 65 Years

분단 65년만의 재회, 이산가족 상봉

Families torn apart by the Korean War were finally reunited after 65 years.

Families torn apart by the Korean War were finally reunited after 65 years.

분단 이후 65년간 생이별을 해야 했던 이산가족-!
백발의 노인이 되어서야 꿈에 그리던 가족과 만났다.

Since 2000, the two Koreas had held 20 face-to-face reunions and 7 video reunions until 2015.

Since 2000, the two Koreas had held 20 face-to-face reunions and 7 video reunions until 2015.

2000년 처음으로 시작된 이산가족 상봉행사!
이후 20차례의 대면상봉과 7차례의 화상상봉이 이뤄졌는데..

The family reunions were resumed for the first time in nearly three years, as agreed in the Apr. 27 Panmunjom Declaration.

The family reunions were resumed for the first time in nearly three years, as agreed in the Apr. 27 Panmunjom Declaration.

'4.27 판문점 선언'에 따라 2년 10개월 만에
남북이산가족 상봉이 재개된 것!

Seoul sent 89 people and Pyongyang 83 people for the two rounds of reunions.

Seoul sent 89 people and Pyongyang 83 people for the two rounds of reunions.

1, 2차로 나뉘어 이뤄진 이번 행사에선
남측 89명, 북측 83명이 헤어진 혈육과 재회했다.

The oldest participant, 101-year old Baek Sung-kyu, met his daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.

The oldest participant, 101-year old Baek Sung-kyu, met his daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.

피난길에 헤어진 4살 아들을 일흔이 되어 만난 어머니,
101세에 가족과 재회한 최고령 할아버지,

89-year old Yu Kwan-sik was reunited with his daughter, who was unborn at the time of war. A wave of emotions filled the room, as the participants met their relatives.

89-year old Yu Kwan-sik was reunited with his daughter, who was unborn at the time of war. A wave of emotions filled the room, as the participants met their relatives.

전쟁 당시 뱃속에 있던 딸과 처음 만난 아버지 등
저마다의 사연으로 상봉 현장은 눈물과 감동이 뒤섞였다.

"Meaningful reunions filled with the warmth of family love" <br>
- Pak Yong-il, Vice Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland<br>
<br>
"The reunions are significant in that they honor the Panmunjom Declaration" <br>
- Park Kyung-seo, President of the South Korean Red Cross

"Meaningful reunions filled with the warmth of family love"
- Pak Yong-il, Vice Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland

"The reunions are significant in that they honor the Panmunjom Declaration"
- Park Kyung-seo, President of the South Korean Red Cross

"따뜻한 혈연의 정이 강물처럼 흘러넘치는 뜻깊은 상봉"
-박용일 조국평화통일위원회 부위원장

“판문점 선언 합의를 이행하는 의미 있는 만남”
- 박경서 대한적십자사 회장

The tearful reunions captured national and international headlines.

The tearful reunions captured national and international headlines.

남과 북을 비롯해 주요 외신들은 상봉현장을 긴급 타전하며 큰 의미를 부여했다.

After a three-day long event, the families said a heartbreaking goodbye to each other, not knowing if they would ever see each other again.

After a three-day long event, the families said a heartbreaking goodbye to each other, not knowing if they would ever see each other again.

그러나 기쁨도 잠시- 2박 3일간의 만남을 뒤로하고, 또 다시 기약 없는 이별을 해야 하는 이산가족들!

So far, only 2,000 South Koreans have taken part in the family reunions, with over 50,000 still waiting for their turn.

So far, only 2,000 South Koreans have taken part in the family reunions, with over 50,000 still waiting for their turn.

무엇보다 지금까지 가족을 만난 이는 남한 기준 불과 2000여 명! 5만여 명이 가족과의 재회를 기다리고 있는데..

With President Moon making the expansion of their reunions a top priority, it may be only a matter of time before their tears go away.

With President Moon making the expansion of their reunions a top priority, it may be only a matter of time before their tears go away.

문재인 대통령이 이산가족 상봉확대 의지를 밝힌 만큼, 이산가족의 한 맺힌 눈물이 멈출 날도 머지 않았다.

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Separated Families Reunite after 65 Years
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Families torn apart by the Korean War were finally reunited after 65 years.
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Since 2000, the two Koreas had held 20 face-to-face reunions and 7 video reunions until 2015.
1 : count : 3
The family reunions were resumed for the first time in nearly three years, as agreed in the Apr. 27 Panmunjom Declaration.
1 : count : 4
Seoul sent 89 people and Pyongyang 83 people for the two rounds of reunions.
1 : count : 5
The oldest participant, 101-year old Baek Sung-kyu, met his daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.
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89-year old Yu Kwan-sik was reunited with his daughter, who was unborn at the time of war. A wave of emotions filled the room, as the participants met their relatives.
1 : count : 7
"Meaningful reunions filled with the warmth of family love" <br>
- Pak Yong-il, Vice Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland<br>
<br>
"The reunions are significant in that they honor the Panmunjom Declaration" <br>
- Park Kyung-seo, President of the South Korean Red Cross
1 : count : 8
The tearful reunions captured national and international headlines.
1 : count : 9
After a three-day long event, the families said a heartbreaking goodbye to each other, not knowing if they would ever see each other again.
1 : count : 10
So far, only 2,000 South Koreans have taken part in the family reunions, with over 50,000 still waiting for their turn.
1 : count : 11
With President Moon making the expansion of their reunions a top priority, it may be only a matter of time before their tears go away.
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