Switzerland is today home to around 5000 Tibetan refugees, constituting the largest number of Tibetans living in Europe.
The project for resettlement of Tibetan refugees in Switzerland was initiated by some Swiss mountaineers who witnessed the first wave of Tibetan refugees fleeing Tibet to Nepal in 1959. Under this project Tibetans were the first refugees from outside of Europe to be granted political asylum in Switzerland. — Tibet.net
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