Aleppo fundraiser to coincide with Polish UNESCO event
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A fundraiser for the people of Aleppo will be held in Kraków from 2-12 July, coinciding with UNESCO's 41st World Heritage Committee session.
War-torn Aleppo. Photo: British Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Basma (CC BY-ND 2.0)
All money raised will be handed over to Church-run charity Caritas Polska, which has been sending aid to Syria since 2013.
Aleppo has seen armed conflict between Syrian forces and anti-government rebels since a civil war erupted in 2011.
Eastern Aleppo is 80 percent rubble, the city's west is under constant fire. Aleppo has been cut off from power, food, medicine and running water.
Poland is hosting the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for the first time. During its session, new heritage sites will be selected to join 1,007 other locations already on a list of protected landmarks.
Thirty-four sites from around the world, including the lead, silver and zinc mine in Tarnowskie Góry, southern Poland, are vying for a spot on the list.
If successful, it would be the 15th UNESCO World Heritage site in Poland. (vb/pk)