ISIS militants are reported to have destroyed the shrine of the Prophet Younis (Jonah) east of the city of Mosul in July 2014. Jonah is believed to be buried in Mosul and his tomb, which is also a mosque, is considered to be one of the few historic mosques on the eastern side of the city.
The Blue Shield is mourning the loss of Mr. Babacar Ndiaye (1951-2023), a passionate advocate of cultural heritage protection who served as President of the Senegalese Blue Shield Committee since 2012. Mr. Ndiaye was a trained [...]
This past week has been an immensely difficult one for much of North Africa. On Friday, September 8th, the strongest earthquake of the past century struck the High Atlas region of Morocco, killing nearly 3,000 people, [...]
On September 13, 2023, The Art Newspaper reported that a new briefing prepared by Blue Shield International for the European Union Advisory Mission asserts that President Vladimir Putin has “premeditatively, systematically – and provably – targeted heritage sites [...]