The average height and weight of a North Korean child is 13 cm shorter and up to 7 kg less than a child in South Korea. Hunger and frequent famine are critical issues affecting the growth and development of children in North Korea. Action for Korea United launched the “Miracle of a Thousand Won” campaign as a simple way to engage South Koreans in addressing the issue of malnutrition and starvation in North Korea as well as raise awareness of the challenges facing North Koreans. The funds raised through the “Miracle of a Thousand Won” campaign provide nutrition meals for North Korean children.
Local Action for Korea United chapters as well as interested civic organizations support this ongoing effort to engage South Koreans with the issue of reunification in simple but daily actions.