The International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas, ALIPH* has a mandate to offer concrete support for the protection and reconstruction of cultural heritage in conflict zones or post-conflict situations. The Geneva-based Swiss foundation is an international organization established in response to the massive destruction in recent years of outstanding, often ancient, cultural heritage, particularly in the Sahel and the Middle East.
After the launch of its first call for projects, the ALIPH's Foundation Board met on 19 June 2019 in Paris and decided to support fourteen new projects aimed at protecting or rehabilitating sites, monuments and museums afflicted by terrorism or threatened by conflict in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, and more particularly, in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Of the 50 projects submitted to ALIPH in response to this first call, driven by actors from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa, the Foundation Board, at the recommendation of its Scientific Committee, has selected fourteen concrete new initiatives, receiving overall funding of USD 6.3 million.
The foundation has reaffirmed the priority it has placed on the rehabilitation of Iraqi heritage, which has fallen victim to terrorism and war in recent years.