Diplomatic overtures between Seoul and Pyongyang have enabled more than 44,000 families to meet briefly over 21 government-sponsored family reunions since 1985, with the most recent in 2018. These family reunion programs are only temporary, and the high level of media attention intrudes on privacy. However, American citizens have yet to be able to pursue even this limited opportunity. Despite recent bipartisan legislation supporting US-North Korea family reunions such as the Divided Families Reunification Act and H.R. 410 (both of which passed the House of Representatives in March) the deadlock in negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang continues to prevent elderly Korean Americans from reuniting with their families.
The demographics of divided families in South Korea can help give us a sense of the gravity and urgency of the situation. As of November 2019, the average age of South Korean divided family members was 81, and more than 60 percent of the 133,370 applicants who applied for the lottery for inter-Korean family reunions since 1988 have already passed away. In the United States, it has been difficult to account for the number of Korean Americans who are divided family members due to both language and cultural barriers as well as a fear that attempting to make contact might incur consequences for their relatives in North Korea. As a result, experts have applied the ratio of divided families in South Korea onto the U.S. Census data to arrive at a tentative estimate of 100,000 people.
Many refugees have to leave family members behind when they flee their homes. This adds more hardship to the trauma of exile. Once they have found safety in Europe, being reunited with their family members is often the first priority of refugees. It takes little imagination to realise how horrible it is for them to be deprived of this possibility. Unfortunately, thousands of refugees and persons with other forms of international protection status in Europe face long-term separation from their spouses, children and other loved ones. This is due to increasingly tough laws and policies restricting family reunification, which are often incompatible with the letter or spirit of human rights standards and need to be addressed urgently.
Long-term separation from their families has an immensely negative impact on refugees. Uncertainty over the fate of family members left behind, often in dangerous circumstances or in destitution, can lead to severe stress, sleeping disorders and depression. These get in the way of essential steps on the path to integration, such as language learning and labour market orientation. Keeping refugees separated from family members is an ill-advised policy that adversely affects their integration efforts.
1122 can be broken down into several combinations of ones and twos, both of which are powerful numbers. We will look at the spiritual meanings of 1, 11, 2, 12, and 22 to better understand this combination. Number 1122 carries similar meanings to 1212, 11:11, 22:22, and 123, and is a beautiful combination! It can relate to self, others, and even twin flame reunions.
Please pray for my husband to repent and come home to me and our daughter. Pray for his healing, his deliverance, his faithfulness, his sound mind and body, his spirit to be strong in the Lord again, his passion to return to me and adoration of his daughter. Pray protection on finances. Pray healing for me so I am not a burden. Pray protection for my daughters heart from anger and rejection. I am fighting constant evil attacks like never before. Pray all people coming between us would stop it or go away. Pray we get Godly counseling and complete forgiveness and deliverance. God has a plan for our marriage and family! 2b1af7f3a8