The good news is that UNESCO is sending a delegation to Damascus. The delegation will try to bring the authorities to their senses over their insane plans to "modernise" parts of the old city and put a stop to the destruction.
They will meet tomorrow, 31 March. The delegation will then report the outcome to UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, which is made up of 21 member states. The Committee is scheduled to meet between 23 June and 2 July to review all conservation reports including the one on Damascus. The Committee's deliberations and recommendations will be made public through press releases or postings on their website during their meetings or shortly afterwards.
So, let's wait and see. In the meantime, let us hope the bulldozers do not get there first.