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HOW TO SPEED UP THE DEMINING PROCESS

While the needs for mine clearance are immense, time is of the essence to secure the land. Within this context, find out how ground preparation machines are used to operate alongside FSD deminers to support manual demining operations.
FSD deminer wearing a blue protective vest using a mine detector to search for mines in a field.

OUR OPERATIONS IN UKRAINE

As of 1st April 2024, close to 400 FSD staff members are active in the provinces of Chernihiv and Kharkiv. FSD occasionally deploys to Mykolaiv, Odesa provinces and will be operational full-time in Donetsk and Kherson provinces before the end of June 2024.

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Mine clearance in the mountains of Mosul

Follow Chris Hunter, Senior Technical Advisor for FSD in Iraq, into the heart of mine clearance operations in the mountains of Mosul, where improvised explosive devices hinder the daily lives of local communities.
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In 2023, FSD teams located and neutralised 5'093 landmines and items of unexploded or abandoned ordnance.

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MV UA

Ukraine

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

Clearance IQ

Iraq

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

EORE PH

The Philippines

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

Clearance AFG

Afghanistan

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Mine victim assistance

Victim assistance CL

Colombia

Capacity building · Mine victim assistance

Local employee learning how to safely use an metal detector during basic training in Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Environmental remediation · Mine clearance

Socio-economic support CAR

Central African Republic

Support to the peace process · Disarmament and reintegration · Socio-economic support to communities
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An FSD deminer in blue protective vest and visors conducts manual landmine clearance at Khamadoni

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