Innovation & Technology
How can new technologies be used
to benefit mine action?
FSD utilise drones and satellite platforms to supplement survey and assessments and mapping; transitioned practices to digital platforms to increase efficiency, transparency and accuracy
Today, the organization is working closely with the Urs Endress Foundation on the FindMine project, which aims to develop a drone to detect explosive remnants of war using ground penetrating radar.
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.
" 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...
Each year, thousands of civilians lose their lives and are injured during explosions from various weapons and ammunition: bombs, rockets, mines, etc. Involved in almost half of the cases in 2020 are “improvised explosive devices”, tinkered with everyday objects and...
In Ukraine, around 20 FSD deminers are currently working in the Donbass region, where an armed conflict has been going on since 2014. Roman, Stanislav and Igor are part of the team deployed in Stara Mykolaivka. A few years ago, this locality used to be a Ukrainian...
Your support is precious
Demining is a technical and time-consuming task that requires a sustained commitment over time. Want to help make the world a safer place?
Join our 7000 regular donors!
Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. Since its creation in 1997, FSD has conducted projects in about thirty countries.
The FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides community education and provides assistance to survivors of accidental explosions.
Protection of the environment
FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic substances from the past, including obsolete pesticide stocks and mining waste.
recovery & stability
FSD supports ongoing peace processes in various countries and provides socio-economic support to communities.
The FSD collaborates on research projects aiming to use new technologies, such as drones, in mine action.