The U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield extends its sympathy to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, to the victims themselves and their family and friends. While the extent of the devastating loss of life and destruction of property has yet to be determined, it is certain that in the future extraordinary measures will be required to repair damage to the unique cultural heritage of the region, which also suffered from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Visayas on the morning of 15 October 2013.
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March 4, 2023
The US Committee of the Blue Shield (USBCS) expresses its profound sorrow at the great loss of life, now numbering more than 50,000 victims, due to the earthquake of February 6 and severe aftershocks in the region [...]
March 1, 2023
Roughly one year from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces that they will invest $7 million towards efforts to protect Ukrainian cultural heritage through the [...]
February 20, 2023
The U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield is holding a meeting that is free and open to the public on March 9-10, in the Lecture Hall of the S. Dillon Ripley Center located at the Smithsonian Institution. [...]