Category Archives: Yemen

How a crowdfunded travel guidebook could help protect Socotra island; Tamara Hardingham-Gill; CNN

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Yemen’s Historic UNESCO-Listed City of Shibam to Go Renovation; Al Bawaba

Local authorities in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout have announced the start of a program to renovate dozens of decaying houses in thehistoric city of Shibam, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982.

Source: Yemen’s Historic UNESCO-Listed City of Shibam to Go Renovation | Al Bawaba

Acting Tourism Minister demands protection of Socotra Archipelago; SABA

Acting Minister of Tourism Ahmed al-Aliee called on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Protection Committee and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) to put pressure on the Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition to stop the sabotage and destructive actions carried out by it in the Socotra Archipelago.

Source: Acting Tourism Minister demands protection of Socotra Archipelago

UNESCO project aims to save Sanaa’s historic mud brick towers; PRI

The distinctive brown and white residential towers of the Old City in Sanaa, Yemen, date back centuries. Amid heavy rains, floods, war and economic collapse, more than a hundred have recently seen their roofs partially collapse.

Source: UNESCO project aims to save Sanaa’s historic mud brick towers

Historic houses in Sanaa’s Old City on brink of collapse after heavy rains; Middle East Eye

Residents call on Unesco to help preserve Yemeni city’s famous mud buildings, many dating from before the 11th century…

Source: Historic houses in Sanaa’s Old City on brink of collapse after heavy rains

Photos: After war, floods now threaten Yemen’s UNESCO heritage sites; Hindustan Times

Recurring floods caused annually due to torrential rains threaten to finish off the destruction of UNESCO listed world heritage sites and distinctive buildings in the Yemeni capital Sanaa with their ochre brick facades and white latticework windows, experts say. Conservation efforts are already bogged down by the conflict between the Houthis and Saudi led coalition backed government and natural causes are only expediting damage that has been done by years of civil war.

Source: Photos: After war, floods now threaten Yemen’s UNESCO heritage sites – world-news – photos | Hindustan Times

Yemen’s heritage battered first by bombs, then floods; AFP

Source: Yemen’s heritage battered first by bombs, then floods

Unesco-listed Old Sana’a houses collapse as heavy rains hit Yemen; Devadasan KP; Reuters

Downpour damages distinctive brown and white mud brick homes in capital…

Source: Unesco-listed Old Sana’a houses collapse as heavy rains hit Yemen

UNESCO Mobilizes Funds and Expertise to Safeguard Yemen’s Cultural Heritage; Unesco

Source: UNESCO Mobilizes Funds and Expertise to Safeguard Yemen’s Cultural Heritage

Rain threatens Yemen’s Old Sanaa houses; Mudgee Guardian

Source: Rain threatens Yemen’s Old Sanaa houses

Yemen calls on UNESCO to save Old City of Sanaa; Middle East Monitor

Source: Yemen calls on UNESCO to save Old City of Sanaa

Heritage Under Threat: The Ancient Yemeni Mud City on the Verge of Collapse; Marina Makary; Scoop Empire

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Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the desert’ damaged by flooding, say officials; Ali Mahmood; The National

The Unesco-listed town of mud skyscrapers is at risk of collapse unless urgent help is provided…

Source: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the desert’ damaged by flooding, say officials

30 years after unity dream, fragmented Yemen faces reality; Muslim Times/AFP

Thirty years after unification, Yemen is on the verge of fragmentation as a result of armed conflicts, regional rivalries and foreign interference.

Source: 30 years after unity dream, fragmented Yemen faces reality

Saudi raids destroy Yemen World Heritage sites; Middle East Monitor

Source: Saudi raids destroy Yemen World Heritage sites

UNESCO expresses concern while monitoring flash floods in the Old City of Sana’a; Unesco

Source: UNESCO expresses concern while monitoring flash floods in the Old City of Sana’a

Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers; Orissa Post

In earlier days people used to live in mud houses. Although those houses were of one storey, you would be surprised to know that there is a city where there are more than 500 skyscrapers made from mud. These buildings are nothing short of miracles because neither rain nor storms have any effect on them.

Source: Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers – OrissaPOST

25 Cultural Treasures Destroyed Forever by War; Thomas C Frohlich & John Harrington; Wall St

 

Source: 25 Cultural Treasures Destroyed Forever by War

The world’s most beautiful homes are also down to earth; Diana Budds; Curbed

The new book The Art of Earth Architecture explores one of the oldest—and most ecologically sensitive—building techniques.

Source: The world’s most beautiful homes are also down to earth

Socotra—an unworldly island in the Arabian Sea; Stars Insider

Remote and isolated, the Socotra archipelago is often described as the “most alien-looking place on Earth.” The islands, part of Yemen, are scattered in the Arabian Sea, with Socotra, the largest island, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But while once a discerning destination for hardcore adventure tourists, visitor numbers have dwindled since the outbreak of the Yemeni civil war in 2015. Browse this gallery and get an idea of what this unworldly island looks like.

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