Our activities

FSD’s original mandate was mine action, but over the years its projects have evolved to include environmental clearance and peace support to meet the most pressing needs.

une équipe de démineurs sur le terrain avec la FSD

Iraq (2019) – A FSD demining team prepares for the day’s operations.

Humanitarian

principles

The humanitarian principles are at the centre of FSD's actions: independence, impartiality, neutrality and humanity.

independence

We work as independently as possible in the areas in which we operate.

humanity

We save lives and relieve suffering wherever it occurs.

impartiality

We implement our work on the basis of needs, without discrimination between or within affected populations.

neutrality

We do not take sides in armed conflicts or political or ideological controversies within a state.

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...

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