Reports Tuesday named Mongolia as a possible country for hosting camps for North Korean refugees.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has reportedly ordered officials to work to create transit camps for North Koreans fleeing poverty and totalitarian rule in communist North Korea.
Thousands of North Koreans continue to travel a dangerous route through China as they seek to be resettled in South Korea or the United States.
Some 14,000 former North Koreans now reside in South Korea.
Besides Mongolia, officials might seek to establish camps in Russia and Thailand.