So the question is left: Why don’t we just do something about it? Well, as most of life is, it’s just not that simple. There are multiple ways that an intervention could go terribly wrong. People have suggested that we should just invade North Korea to liberate the people. This might work, except North Korea has missiles pointed at South Korea, Japan, and even ones being developed that could reach the U.S. west coast. So if we were to intervene with military force, it probably wouldn’t go over so well.
All that leaves for us to do at this time is provide the most amount of aid we can directly to the North Korean people via the programs available. Check out the “How You Can Help” tab of this website for more information.
North Korea today resembles Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s. The only difference is the persecution and turmoil that was shared by minorities of Germany is shared by almost all citizens in North Korea. North Koreans live in constant fear of their government and have no freedoms. Speaking out against the government could land one’s entire family in one of the multiple work camps. These camps resemble concentration camps without the gas chambers. The people of North Korea need the help of the United Nations and anyone who has a heart to liberate them from this tragedy.