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Who we are

FSD (Fondation suisse de déminage) is a non-governmental humanitarian organisation founded in 1997 and based in Geneva. While our core function is mine action, we are also active in other humanitarian sectors.

Every day, before the deployment of our deminers in the minefield

About 500 staff are deployed in seven countries on four continents. Here, several demining teams are being briefed before they enter a minefield. (Iraq, 2018)


FSD in a few words

Notre équipe

Our team

FSD activities and its management are entrusted to committed and highly qualified staff. Meet our staff!

Nos valeurs


Independence, neutrality, impartiality. As a humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO), FSD places these values ​​at the centre of its activities. Find out more about our engagements.

Notre histoire

Our history

FSD launched its first project in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998. Since then, our deminers have destroyed near 1.4 million landmines and other explosive devices.

Nos finances


FSD receives public and private funding to implement its projects. The budget is carefully planned ensure optimal use of each franc received.

Rapports annuels

Annual reports

Our annual reports include a detailed description of our activities as well as our financial reports in their entirety.

FSD group

FSD Group

The FSD group includes its affiliated entity, FSD, the association FSD France, as well as Crosstech S.A, the group’s commercial subsidiary.

Our operations

Our current programmes

non technical survey looking for explosive ordnance in rubble ukraine


Mine clearence · Explosive ordnance risk education · Support to education

explosive ordnance render safe procedure training in Iraq


Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

Mine risk education session for school children in the philippines

The Philippines

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

FSD employee gives explosive ordnance risk education to children in village in afghanistan


Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Mine victim assistance

Socio-economic reintegration and mine victim assistance in colombia


Capacity building · Mine victim assistance

weapon and ammunition stockpile destruction in tajikistan


Environmental remediation · Disposal of weapons and ammunition

Carpentry classes for former combattants in socio-economic development project in the cantral african republic

Central African republic

Support to the peace process · Disarmament and reintegration · Socio-economic support to communities


Explore our projects

Almost all the videos on our YouTube channel are available with subtitles: to access them, please click on the icon "Subtitles" at the bottom right of the screen.

  • Demining operations
  • Media reports
  • Series “Deminers answer children’s questions”
We are here to help you

Do you have questions about our humanitarian actions, fundraising or any other subject? Our team will be happy to answer.

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

a man equipped to remove mines