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Protecting heritage to build peace
Protecting heritage to build peace

Following the explosion of 4 August and the damage it caused to the cultural heritage in central Beirut, on 19 August, the ALIPH Foundation Board announced an initial envelope of 5 million dollars to finance emergency measures to stabilize, protect, or rehabilitate the city’s cultural heritage. ALIPH has already committed 1.2 million USD of this emergency fund.

The concrete recovery of museums, libraries, historical monuments and houses, and religious buildings are the current priorities for the fund, which is being spent in line with the principles of urgency, efficiency, coordination, and in compliance with assessed local needs.

Project proposals may still be submitted via our Emergency Relief mechanism through the ALIPH online grant platform: https://aliph.smartsimple.ie/.

In these exceptional circumstances, the usual maximum amount for Emergency Relief Grants (75,000 USD) may be exceeded to meet urgent needs in Beirut.

ALIPH works with international heritage organizations to assess initiatives and coordinate efforts.

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