Category Archives: Yemen

An ancient city is on the brink of collapse due to the weather; AccuWeather

Some of the first big buildings to be constructed in the Yemeni city of Shibam were built around 900.

Source: An ancient city is on the brink of collapse due to the weather

In Pictures: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse; Al Jazeera

Ancient city of Shibam, a World Heritage Site, was largely spared by war but remains at the mercy of natural disasters.

Source: In Pictures: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse

This Ancient Yemen city, which survived wars, is at risk of environmental damage; Africa News

The historic city of Chibam – thought to be home to the oldest skyscraper in the world – is now at risk of collapse due to torrential rains.

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How guidebook writer Hilary Bradt fell in love with the remote island of Socotra; Hilary Bradt; iNews

Socotra is a Unesco-protected naturalist’s paradise that won over travel guide founder Hilary Bradt the instant she touched down.

Source: How guidebook writer Hilary Bradt fell in love with the remote island of Socotra

UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Yemen’s Shibam city, risks collapse; Gulf Today

Yemen’s city of Shibam is at high risk of getting collapsed due to floods and rains in the region. The city is called the ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ because of its ancient muddy skyscrapers.

Source: UNESCO listed World Heritage site, Yemen’s Shibam city, risks collapse

Yemen’s ancient ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse; AFP

Dubbed the “Manhattan of the desert” for its centuries-old skyscrapers, Yemen’s ancient city of Shibam escaped damage in the civil war — but faces collapse from disrepair amid rains and floods.

Source: Yemen’s ancient ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse

UNESCO to send mission to Yemen’s Socotra over threats to biodiversity; Middle East Monitor

Source: UNESCO to send mission to Yemen’s Socotra over threats to biodiversity

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

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

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