BS UK Chair Prof. Stone (centre) speaks at the Imperial War Museums symposium "Culture Under Attack" on 7 September 2019. ©BS UK 2019. Professor Peter Stone, Chair of Blue Shield United Kingdom and Vice President of Blue Shield International, spoke in a panel on ‘Saving cultural heritage from conflict’ at the symposium ‘Culture under attack’ [...]
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Blue Shield reflections on Palmyra, Syria, 22 April 2016

In 2015, the extremist group called the Islamic State (also called ISIS, and Da'esh) took over the World Heritage site of Palmyra, Syria, and caused high levels of deliberate destruction to the monuments there. Although fighting continued elsewhere, Palmyra was recovered by retaken by the Syrian government. the Syrian antiquities authority began to consider damage [...]
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Blue Shield Statement on Yemen, 04 June 2015

The Yemeni Civil War began in 2015 between two factions, each claiming to constitute the Yemeni government, along with their supporters and allies. In addition to worst of the worst humanitarian crises in history, with more than 3/4 of the population in need of aid according to the UN, the fighting has also led to [...]
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ANCBS Statement on ISIS in Iraq, 10 March 2015

As the widespread fighting in Iraq increased, an extremist group calling themselves the Islamic State (ISIS) rose in power, taking over a large area of Iraq and Syria. Guilty of a huge number of human rights violations, the group have also destroyed cultural heritage. ANCBS Statement on ISIS' heritage destruction in Iraq March 10, 2015 [...]
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Following the 2003 invasion, Iraq slowly descended into civil war. As the fighting increased, Blue Shield International issued the following statement. Blue Shield statement June 17, 2014 PROTECTION OF IRAQI CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES Blue Shield is appalled by the great suffering and loss of life in the current fighting in Iraq and expresses great concern about [...]
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ANCBS Report for the Civil-Military Assessment for Malian Heritage

The objective of the mission was to evaluate the current situation of Cultural Heritage (including monuments, archaeological and historical sites and archives) in Northern Mali after the recent armed conflict. Especially possibilities to establish contacts with the Malian Armed Forces resulting in support for their eventual endeavors to help protecting Cultural Heritage following international legal obligations had to be [...]
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