On February 22nd, a major earthquake shook the city of Christchurch with a magnitude of 6.3. Next to very serious numbers of casualties there appeared to be great damage to the historic area of the city and it built heritage. Blue Shield Statement on Christchurch 3 March 2011 Following the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New [...]
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The island of Haiti has a history of destructive earthquakes. On January 12th 2010, Haiti was struck by the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicentre of the quake was just outside the capital Port-au-Prince. Over 200,000 people lost their lives and widespread damage resulted from the quake: the capital city was [...]
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The island of Haiti has a history of destructive earthquakes. On January 12th 2010, Haiti was struck by the country's most severe earthquake in over 200 years. The epicentre of the quake was just outside the capital Port-au-Prince. Over 200,000 people lost their lives and widespread damage resulted from the quake: the capital city was [...]
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Second Blue Shield Rescue Mission to Cologne, August 2009

On the afternoon of Tuesday 3 March, the building of the Historic Archive of the city of Cologne in Germany collapsed along with two neighbouring buildings. Two residents of these neighbouring buildings were killed. The building dated from the 1970s and contained some 65,000 original charters as well as valuable collections of maps, images, posters [...]
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On April 6, 2009 an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck central Italy with its epicentre near L'Aquila. The earthquake killed over 300 people and caused damage to between 3,000 and 11,000 buildings in the medieval city of L'Aquila. ANCBS statement on earthquake Abruzzo 8 April 2009 On behalf of the Association of National Committees of the [...]
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ICBS statement in support of the Cologne Archive 5th March 2009 On the afternoon of Tuesday 3 March, the building of the Historic Archive of the city of Cologne in Germany collapsed along with two neighbouring buildings. Two residents of these neighbouring buildings were killed. The building dated from the 1970s and contained some 65,000 [...]
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