International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Floods in north-western Europe

Floods in north-western Europe

In view of the flooding that is devastating north-western Europe, the Director-General and staff of ICCROM wish to extend their condolences to the governments and people of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austria.

ICCROM is deeply saddened by the loss of life and extensive material damage to the region. It expresses its solidarity to the communities affected, to those engaged in first aid and civil protection activities, and to those responsible for cultural heritage.

We stand ready to offer technical assistance to secure affected cultural heritage at the appropriate time.

As extreme weather events become more prevalent worldwide, ICCROM will continue to work with its Member States to protect their cultural heritage.

For more information on specific resources related to post-flood first aid and recovery of the affected heritage write to