UNESCO strengthens action to safeguard cultural heritage under attack

UNESCO,
12 August 2014, International

Recent events in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Mali have highlighted the multiple threats to cultural heritage during crisis, including deliberate attacks, destruction as collateral damage in fighting, the greed of unscrupulous traders and collectors, vandalism of factions that seek to erase the achievements of past cultures.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1176