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Italy | "Venice must be careful"—UNESCO official says WH status threatened by repeated flooding

Venice is in danger of losing its Unesco World Heritage status after this week's extreme flooding, according to the body's director, Mechtild Rossler. At the same time, she offered the lagoon city immediate aid.

Venice has enjoyed the special protection of the Unesco World Cultural Organisation for 32 years, but this might be about to change. "Venice is in danger of losing its status," warned Unesco World Heritage Centre director Mechtild Rossler, adding that "Venice must be careful."

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