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.
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.
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.
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.
For a safer world
In 2021, FSD teams have located and neutralised 4'324 landmines and 711 unexploded or abandoned ordnance.
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- Demining operations
- Media reports
- Series “Deminers answer children’s questions”
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