A training course on risk management of cultural heritage in times of crises began Tuesday in Sharjah city in the United Arab of Emirates with the participation of a Syrian delegation from the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM). The course is due to continue for 23 days.
According to DGAM, the course focuses on the risk management before, during and after crises and first aid intervention strategy as well as linking risk management with the heritage management policies.
Participants from Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Oman, Sudan, Morocco, UAE, Yemen, and Algeria are taking part in the 23-day training course organized by the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Center.
There are 10.000 archeological sites in Syria, 300 of them have been damaged since the start of the terrorist war on Syria, DGAM's Director-General Maamoun Abdulkarim told the French Le Figaro newspaper last year.
Since 2011, Syria has faced a foreign-backed terror war targeting its army, people, civilization and infrastructures.