Dangerous Crossings: Conditions Impacting the Flight of Tibetan Refugees, 2007-2008

Dangerous Crossings 2007-8 details new developments for Tibetans in Nepal from 2007 until the present, documenting the insecurity and danger for Tibetans in transit from Tibet to India, and for long-staying Tibetan refugees in Nepal. The reports support the proposition that resolving difficulties for Tibetans in Nepal would also serve the interests of the Nepalese people and provide recommendations for a way ahead.

Around 2,500 to 3,500 Tibetans make the dangerous crossing through the Himalayas into exile in Nepal, and from there to India, each year.  Many travel to see their religious leader, the Dalai Lama. A high percentage are children sent by their parents to study in Tibetan exile schools due to inadequate or unaffordable schools in Tibet or monks and nuns seeking to practice their religion in exile due to persecution in Tibet.

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