BLUE SHIELD MISSIONS

When circumstances allow, the Blue Shield has sent missions into countries in conflict, or experiencing disasters, to conduct damage assessments and offer assistance.

Blue Shield to assist in NATO Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018

Blue Shield International has been formally invited by NATO to attend Exercise Trident Jaguar 2018. “The Exercise involves the planning and execution of crisis response operations in the context of a NATO Non-Article 5 Crisis Response Operation using a fictitious scenario.” NATO note: “Blue Shield are world leaders in the field of Cultural Property Protection….The [...]

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 [...]

Second Assessment Mission to Libya

The recent conflict in Libya called for emergency assessment missions to determine the cultural heritage situation. After the success of the first mission to the Tripolitanian area,  Blue Shield and the International Military Cultural Resources Work Group (IMCuRWG), two organizations involved in international protection of cultural heritage, organized a second mission, to obtain independent confirmation on possible damage and looting, [...]

First Assessment Mission to Libya

The recent conflict in Libya called for an emergency assessment mission to determine the cultural heritage situation. Since no independent confirmation about damage and looting had occurred thus far, two organizations involved in international protection of cultural heritage, Blue Shield and the International Military Cultural Resources Work Group (IMCuRWG), organized a mission to meet with Libyan officials and get [...]

ANCBS Mission to Egypt

The Egyptian revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on January 25th 2011. The uprising was mainly a campaign of non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and labour strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the [...]

ICBS Mission to Haiti, April 2010

Buildings damaged in Port-au-Prince after a magnitude 7 earthquake in Haiti © Wikipedia Commons, 2010 On 12 January 2010, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Haiti causing the death of thousands of civilians and injuring many others. Millions of individuals were forced to abandon their homes and villages to move to internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. This [...]

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 [...]

First Rescue Mission to Cologne

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 [...]