The definition specified in the Basic Law for Sharing is an act that voluntarily moves material/human elements and other forms of welfare for the improvement of people’s lives and promotion of public welfare.
470,000 children are in need of meals during holidays.
Every year, there are 9,000 children who go missing or need
protection from various forms of abuse.
The rate of poverty among the elderly in 2010 was 45.1%,
about 3.5 times higher than the OECD average of 13.3%.
28,000 adolescents are runaways. There are 110,000
adolescents who committed crimes and the number of youths
at risk has reached 870,000.
The economic participation rate of the severely handicapped
is 17.4%. This is a mere quarter of the general public’s
economic participation rate.
There are 1100 children suffering from leukemia and
childhood cancer, and 61,000 people suffering from rare
Neighbors Enduring Hardship
There are 3.2 million people in low-income families, including
those who receive the National Basic Livelihood. About
6.4% of Korea’s population faces financial hardship on a daily basis.
When asked whether they had ever suffered discrimination
or been neglected for being a foreigner in Korea, 41.3% of
those married to Koreans or who had become naturalized
citizens answered Yes
1 of 7 people starve to death every day. In developing
countries, 1 of 4 children are underweight.