CER to focus on Yemen in 2016

Due to the urgent cultural needs in Yemen, the Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER) is activating its network in the country to support well-placed, local partners in a position to deliver solutions that prevent the destruction of heritage.

Civil war has been a fact of life in Yemen since early 2015, when conflict erupted in the already fragile state. The cost to the country’s cultural legacy has been high, in a region where heritage has increasingly moved beyond collateral damage to become a target of armed groups.

Using its international network to reach the most affected, CER has been able to support urgent actions in spite of difficult conditions on the ground. These solutions range from the safeguarding of museum collections in secure premises to the permanent digitisation of threatened manuscripts before they can be destroyed by bombardment.

The Prince Claus Fund has for previously supported cultural emergencies in Yemen in different regions (pictured below), for example the stabilisation of the Al Faqih Mosque in Aynat, the restoration of several domes and a mosque in Sah, emergency repairs to mansions in Tarim and emergency repair of the Husn (fort) of Qarn Majid. 

CER to focus on Yemen in 2016

"CER to focus on Yemen in 2016"

CER to focus on Yemen in 2016

 
 
 
 

CER to focus on Yemen in 2016

Due to the urgent cultural needs in Yemen, the Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER) is activating its network in the country to support well-placed, local partners in a position to deliver solutions that prevent the destruction of heritage. Civil war has been a fact of life in Yemen since early 2015, when conflict erupted in the already fragile state. The cost to the country’s cultural...