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.

FSD employees and children in an EORE session in front of the mountains
Afghanistan (2018) – Explosive ordnance risk education session in the remote northeastern region of Badkhshan.

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.
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.
Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

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...

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.