FSD remediates sites contaminated with toxic substances inherited from the past: obsolete pesticides and waste from uranium mining and heavy metals.
Toxic pesticides buried in the soil are a constant threat to populations.
Many Tajiks now live on top of old pesticide stocks buried in the ground without knowing the real dangers they pose. As they seep into water and crops, these pesticides contaminate the food chain and affect the health of villagers.
FSD is raising awareness of the risks involved, and working on solutions that will end this contamination for good.
Tree Planting and Bioremediation
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.
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...
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...
" 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...
Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas.
FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.
recovery & stability
FSD collaborates on research & innovation projects aiming to use new technologies, such as drones, in mine action.
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