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(Christian Post) – A nonpartisan coalition that includes Christian groups is strongly urging Congress to fully fund the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, which would provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees. The legislation, which unanimously passed the Congress last fall, authorizes $20 million annually in humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees while providing $2 million for the promotion of human rights and democracy for North Korea . It also allows an additional $2 million to promote freedom of information within the nation. However, the legislation passed so late in the congressional session that money was not allocated for the 2005 fiscal year, according to the North Korea Freedom Coalition (NKFC). “We believe this funding is not only vitally needed, but a reflection of the U.S. congress and the Administration to address the horrific situation facing North Korean refugees, while simultaneously reaching out to the North Korean people,” said the NKFC wrote in a statement released last week…

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