Our experts work for a safe 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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Special fundraising campaign

As 2021 draws to a close, your support is needed more than ever. Every donation, no matter how small, helps create a safer future for people affected by war and instability.

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Report on our women’s team in Iraq

A France 2 team met our Iraqi deminers in the Mosul region. They tell us how this new profession has transformed their lives.
Broadcast: 8pm news.
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Deminers answer children’s questions

Second episode of the Q&A between our deminers on the field and the children of the Florimont Institute: where do we find the most mines? At what age can you become a deminer?

Our activities

Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. Since its creation in 1997, FSD has conducted projects in about thirty countries.
1-MINES

mine action

The FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides community education and provides assistance to survivors of accidental explosions.
3-PROTECTION-

Environmental protection

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

recovery & stability

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

innovation &
technology

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

News from the field

FSD, it’s them.
Each day, they deploy their courage and expertise to make the world a safer place. Read the testimonials and stories from our employees around the world.
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Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

In eastern Ukraine, the poverty caused by the armed conflict has led many people to collect and sell scrap metal to earn a little more money. This is a risky activity, which exposes them to landmines and unexploded ordnance. One day someone brought me an old bucket...

Deminers answer Sophie and Lise’s questions

Deminers answer Sophie and Lise’s questions

Some time ago, FSD was invited to visit a sixth-grade class at the Florimont Institute in Geneva to talk to students about humanitarian demining. After the presentation, the children asked questions which were recorded and passed on to our deminers in the field. This...

Pastor and risk education volunteer

Pastor and risk education volunteer

" I take advantage of my sermons to talk about unexploded ordnance " Joselito Remedios, 54, is a pastor and an explosive ordnance risk education provider. For the past year, he has been a member of the Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)’s volunteer team in the...

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our team

The FSD currently has over 450 employees worldwide, over 90% of whom are locally recruited.

Take action with us

Mine clearance is technical and time-consuming work that requires a sustained, long-term commitment. This is also the case for our pollution clearance and peace process support activities.
Your support is precious!
16-PARTICULIERS

individuals

Private donations allow us to act quickly and independently where the need is greatest. One-off contribution or regular commitment, the choice is yours!
19-ENTREPRISES

companies

Would you like to get involved with your colleagues in a humanitarian project? Introduce the charity rounding, a programme that is simple to implement and meaningful for your company.
17-Fondations

foundations

We have several special campaigns underway. Find the one that matches your foundation’s values and resources.
18-CANTONS

cantons & municipalities

The Swiss cantons and municipalities are valuable partners in the implementation of our humanitarian projects around the world.
19-LEGS

legacies & planification

Help us pass on to future generations a world free of mines and other dangerous remnants of war.Aidez-nous à transmettre aux générations futures un monde libéré des mines et autres dangereux vestiges de guerre.
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support us in other ways

You can support us by organising a solidarity collection, a sports event, and more.
Mine clearance is technical and time-consuming work that requires a sustained, long-term commitment. This is also the case for our pollution clearance and peace process support activities.
Your support is precious!
16-PARTICULIERS

individuals

Private donations allow us to act quickly and independently where the need is greatest. One-off contribution or regular commitment, the choice is yoursLes dons privés nous permettent d’agir rapidement, et en toute indépendance, là où les besoins sont les plus urgents. Contribution unique ou engagement régulier, à vous de choisir!
19-ENTREPRISES

companies

We have several special campaigns underway. Find the one that matches your foundation’s values and resources.
17-Fondations

foundations

We have several special campaigns underway. Find the one that matches your foundation’s values and resources.
18-CANTONS

cantons & municipalities

The Swiss cantons and municipalities are valuable partners in the implementation of our humanitarian projects around the world.
19-LEGS

legacies & planification

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.

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 eliminating 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
Swift Code: CRESCHZZ80A

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.
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contact us

info@fsd.ch

+41 22 731 14 79

Donor 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.