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Our experts work for a safer future

FSD destroys mines and explosive remnants of war, clears sites polluted by toxic waste and supports peace and development in countries affected by armed conflicts.

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NEUTRALISING AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

The “render safe procedure” is the last clearance step. Once an item is found, a highly experienced technician proceeds to the examination of the ordnance and determines the best way to neutralise it. See a real-life example of a render safe procedure recently conducted in Iraq.

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WHAT DOES A BLOWN-UP MINE LOOK LIKE?

After a presentation by FSD’s Director, a young student at the Florimont Institute in Geneva submitted this relevant question to deminers in the field. Watch this short video to learn the answer.

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PEACE SUPPORT & MINE ACTION

In the Philippines, FSD France is eliminating remnants dating back to the Second World War. They are still claiming victims 77 years later. This short documentary elucidates how intricately linked Mine Action projects and peace-building processes can be.

Our activities

Our humanitarian programmes focus on four main areas.

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Mine action

FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.

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Recovery & stability

FSD supports ongoing peace processes in various countries and provides socio-economic support to communities.

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Environment

FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic pollutants inherited from the past and act to promote biodiversity and resilience to face climate change. 

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Innovation & technology

FSD collaborates on research projects aiming to put new technologies, such as drones, at the service of mine action.

For a safer world

In 2021, FSD teams have located and neutralised 4'324 landmines and 711 unexploded or abandoned ordnance.

Videos

Explore our projects

Almost all the videos on our YouTube channel are available with subtitles: to access them, please click on the icon "Subtitles" at the bottom right of the screen.

  • Demining operations
  • Media reports
  • Series “Deminers answer children’s questions”

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To make a donation by bank transfer, please use the following details

recipient:
Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)

bank account:
Crédit Suisse, Genève

IBAN:
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