Who we are

FSD is a non-governmental humanitarian organisation founded in 1997 and based in Geneva. Our teams are currently working in eight countries.

Every day, before the deployment of our deminers in the minefield
Every day, before the deployment of our deminers in the minefield, the Team Leader reminds them of the key elements of the ongoing task and makes the usual safety recommendations (Iraq, 2018).

The organisation in a few words

Thanks to the work of our teams, thousands of children, women and men can now walk, eat, work and play in complete safety.

Our values

Independence, neutrality, impartiality. As a humanitarian NGO, FSD places these values ​​at the centre of its activities.

Our team

FSD is proud to be able to count on dedicated and highly qualified staff in all its areas of activities.

Our history

FSD launched its first project in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998. Since then, our deminers have destroyed over one million mines and other explosive devices.

Financial transparency

FSD receives public and private funding to implement its projects. The budget is carefully planned to maximize our impact.

annual reports

Find all FSD financial and activity reports since 1997 by clicking on read more.

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...

Centimeter after centimeter

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