South Korean lawmakers have urge Pyongyang to resume operations in Kaesong joint industrial park where it has pulled out workers for a second day.
The Democratic United Party's Choo Mi-Ae said: "It's not too late. The North Korean government should stop all provocative behaviour and change its course toward peace and stability on the Korean peninsular.
Through her tears, a North Korean woman told me how she had to escape: risk death while running across the border or die of starvation.
Memories of the Korean war are never far away in South Korea, where residents have grown used to living with the constant threat of war.
North Korea said it will withdraw workers from the Kaesong factory park run jointly with South Korea and suspend all operations there.