Fears for Nepal’s ‘invisible’ Tibetan refugees


Fears for Nepal’s ‘invisible’ Tibetan refugees

  • 4 hours ago
  • From the section Asia
Passing Lama, Tibetan refugee in Bridim village
Bridim village, where 83-year-old Tibetan refugee Passing Lama lives, is now practically razed to the ground

The number of dead in the Nepal earthquake continues to rise.

But how can authorities be sure about the precise number, or even know where to search for victims among the Nepalese population, when there are tens of thousands of undocumented refugees?

Tibetans fleeing from China have been escaping across the treacherous Himalayan border ever since 1959, when the Chinese overran Tibet. And they have been risking their lives to make the crossing ever since.

Their goal has been to find refuge in Nepal…

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