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.
our impact in 2021 and keys numbers

In 2021, our teams cleared 5035 explosive devices

An area equivalent to more than half the city of Geneva was cleared. Discover other key figures, as well as a snapshot of our activities in our interactive annual report.

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Latest news on our activities in Ukraine

While demining activities have been suspended since 24 February, FSD is preparing for the deployment of rapid response demining teams in Ukraine.
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Every year, thousands of civilians are killed or maimed by mines and unexploded ordnance. Thank you for taking action to highlight this important cause!

Our activities

Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. 

1-MINES

mine action

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

2-RELEVEMENT

recovery & stability

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

FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic substances from the past, including obsolete pesticide stocks and mining waste.
4-INNOVATION-

innovation &
technology

FSD collaborates on research & innovation projects aiming to use new technologies, such as drones, in mine action.

News from the field

FSD, it’s them.
Every day, they put their courage and expertise to work to make the world a safer place. Read the testimonials and stories from our employees around the world.

Our action in Ukraine – From March 28 to April 10, 2022

Our action in Ukraine – From March 28 to April 10, 2022

March 28 to April 10, 2022 For weeks Valeriia, one of our paramedics, and other team members from Mariupol (Марі у́поль) were unable to communicate, due to the lack of connection and electricity. They were able to escape and tell us now about their stories:Valeriia...

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Together against mines and explosive remnants of war Every year, thousands of civilians are killed or maimed by mines or unexploded ordnance. A single step or contact with these devices is enough to trigger a deadly explosion. More than 60 countries are currently...

Our latest interventions in Ukraine – 21-27 March

Our latest interventions in Ukraine – 21-27 March

Natalia tells her story to FSD staff. “We are from Sieverodonetsk (Сєвєродоне́цьк). We were forced to leave our hometown as the war started on the 24th of February”. The whole town was under fire. For two weeks we were hiding in a bomb shelter, because our apartment...

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our team

FSD currently has over 450 employees worldwide, with more than 90% recruited locally.

Take action with us

Mine clearance is a technical and time-consuming work that requires a sustained, long-term commitment. Our environmental protection and support to peace processes activities are as well long-term commitment.
Your support is precious!

16-PARTICULIERS

individuals

Private donations allow us to act quickly and independently where the needs are more urgent. A one-time contribution or a regular commitment, the choice is yours!

19-ENTREPRISES

companies

Would you like to get involved with your colleagues in a humanitarian project? The charity rounding is a programme simple to implement and meaningful for your company.

19-LEGS

Wills & legates

Help us pass on to future generations a world free of mines and other dangerous remnants of war.

17-Fondations

foundations

We have several ongoing special campaigns. Find the one that matches your foundation’s values and resources.

21-AUTREMENT

support us in other ways

You can support us by organising a solidarity collection, a sports event, and more.

Mine clearance is a technical and time-consuming work that requires a sustained, long-term commitment. Our environmental protection and support to peace processes activities are as well long-term commitment.
Your support is precious!

16-PARTICULIERS

individuals

Private donations allow us to act quickly and independently where the needs are more urgent. A one-time contribution or a regular commitment, the choice is yours!

19-ENTREPRISES

companies

Would you like to get involved with your colleagues in a humanitarian project? The charity rounding is a programme simple to implement and meaningful for your company.

17-Fondations

foundations

We have several ongoing special campaigns. Find the one that matches your foundation’s values and resources.

19-LEGS

Wills & legates

Help us pass on to future generations a world free of mines and other dangerous remnants of war.

21-AUTREMENT

support us in other ways

You can support us by organising a solidarity collection, a sports event, and more.

MORE THAN 7000 PRIVATE DONORS TRUST US

"I realised the extent of the damage caused by unexploded mines and munitions to civilians."

Joanna, regular FSD donor since 2019

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Your support is precious, help us act!

Private donations guarantee our independence and responsiveness.

In Switzerland, your donations can be deducted from your taxes. You will receive your tax certificate in mid-February.
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25 Francs

…can clear about 20 square metres of agricultural land of unexploded ordnance and mines.
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60 Francs

…provide an opportunity to teach 300 children to recognise different explosive devices and to avoid accidents.
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300 Francs

…can clear an entire house by locating and neutralising any possible explosive devices.

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To donate via bank transfer

Recipient: Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)
Bank account: Crédit Suisse, Genève
IBAN: CH70 0483 5081 8341 7100 0
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We are at your service

Do you have any questions about our work on the field, about fundraising or about how your donations are used?
Our team is at your disposal.

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Click on the button below to get answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Please contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for.

contact us

info@fsd.ch

+41 22 731 14 79

Donors service

donors@fsd.ch

+41 22 562 41 92

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centimetre by centimetre

In 2020, our deminers cleared 3.2 km² , an area equivalent to the City of London. This work requires constant concentration despite the sometimes extreme working conditions.