UNESCO and EU
Doha | 2020 | 3min
Edito| Ahmed Alhagri
Yemen’s unique cultural heritage is recognized by UNESCO for its Outstanding Universal Value to humanity. The World Heritage Sites of the Old Cities of Sana'a, Shibam, and Zabid are the remains of an extraordinary urban civilization in the Arabia Felix. The Historic City of Aden is also the site of modern Yemeni heritage. In the current conflict, Yemeni heritage and culture are vulnerable to severe risks. Valuable heritage sites have been affected by a diversified level of collateral damages.
In partnership with the European Union, UNESCO has launched emergency response actions to cooperate with esteemed local partners to provide emergency relief assistance, safeguard heritage, and foster sustainable cultural development. UNESCO’s interventions focus on the protection and promotion of tangible and intangible heritage.