FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic pollutants inherited from the past, particularly obsolete pesticides, waste from former uranium mining sites and heavy metals.
Toxic pesticides buried in the ground:
an invisible threat
In some countries, the soils pollution has a strong impact on health for the affected populations and on the ecosystems. Toxic pesticides and heavy metals seep into groundwater and in the food chain, contaminating plants, micro-organisms, animals and humans.
In 2021, our teams have planted 3’500 trees to limit erosion of soils around the national obsolete pesticides deposit center in Vakhsh, in Tajikistan.
Our humanitarian programmes focus on four main areas.
FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.
Recovery & stability
FSD supports ongoing peace processes in various countries and provides socio-economic support to communities.
FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic pollutants inherited from the past and act to promote biodiversity and resilience to face climate change.
Innovation & technology
FSD collaborates on research projects aiming to put new technologies, such as drones, at the service of mine action.
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