BS President supports Lebanon: first damage report available

Row of men and women in blue hats, blue vests, and masks

Blue Shield Lebanon volunteers working to help secure the museums and libraries in Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August

Karl Habsburg, President of the Blue Shield, is visiting Beirut to support the work of Blue Shield Lebanon and the Directorate General of Antiquities and other partners in securing the museums, libraries, and historic buildings affected by the catastrophic explosion on Tuesday 4 August. Blue Shield International is working hard to provide support for those working in the heritage sector, which has been deeply affected by the crisis.

2 men standing outside the Directorate of Antiquities building

Karl von Hapsburg with Sarkis Khoury, Director General of Antiquities in Lebanon, following the catastrophic explosion on August 4th.

Blue Shield Lebanon and partners have been working round the clock to compile a preliminary assessment of the damage. This Provisional Assessment Report (PAR) presents a photo report CULTURAL HERITAGE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF BEIRUT BLAST. PRELIMINARY REPORT IN PHOTOS”, compiled by (alphabetically) BSI, BS Lebanon, IFA, ICOM Lebanon, ICOMOS Lebanon, Lebanese Ministry of Culture, and UNESCO Beirut Office.

Download the report here: BEIRUT BLAST_Preliminary Report_COMPILED