In recent months, hundreds of people fleeing the war in Yemen have arrived at a tourist destination off the coast of South Korea. But neither the government in Seoul, or the South Korean public, seems to want them to stay.
Missionaries have been spreading the Gospel and doing humanitarian work with North Korean refugees in northeast China for a long time. But detentions of foreign missionaries are rising as Beijing clamps down on Christian activity, trying to help stabilize its North Korean allies.
South Korea a few times a year will be wracked with terrible dust storms carried on the jet stream from Mongolia's Gobi Desert. The yellow, talc-like sand is born up by winds and then carried for miles until it causes asthma attacks in Seoul. But Koreans are hoping newly planted trees will help put an end to that.