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Prince Claus Fund and World Monuments Fund Launch $1 Million Cultural Heritage Emergency Response Program with Projects in Four Countries

The Prince Claus Fund (PCF) and World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced that work has begun on the four projects that have been identified as the initial focus of the collaborative PCF/WMF Cultural Heritage Emergency Response program. The partnership, which addresses the recovery of monuments and important sites in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, underscores the profound impact of such disasters on cultural sites and the critical role of heritage preservation in the recovery of affected communities.

The program provides emergency assistance—both financial and practical—where it is most needed, and draws attention to the plight of communities and their heritage in the aftermath of catastrophe. The primary focus of the partnership is on sites in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Each organization has made an initial commitment to contribute $500,000 to the program over a three-year period, for a total of $1 million. To date, the partnership has identified projects in Bhutan, Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan.

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