Switzerland

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

The Tibet Bureau, Geneva

Place de la Navigation 10
Geneva CH-1201
Switzerland
p: +41-22-738-7940 Fax: +41-22-738-7941
e: info(at)tibetoffice.ch
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This page was posted on 2 September 2013; last updated 20 November 2013.


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  1. 1.
    Kargue dechen, from Mussoorie, sayson 30 March 2017 at 10:27 am

    Alas we tend to ignore the facts. The residents and officials in Switzerland are to expedite the problems faced by the Tibetan refugees who are lying there with no future in sight.

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