Recovery & stability

FSD carries out specific projects to support ongoing peace processes in various countries. In addition, development support measures are carried out with the communities affected.

Children in the city of Bouar where FSD supports the peace process (Central African Republic, 2018)

Children in the city of Bouar where FSD supports the peace process (Central African Republic, 2018).

When conflict ends, communities need targeted assistance to recover

In order to support populations whose lives have been devastated by armed conflict, it is important to develop basic services to improve living conditions in a sustainable perspective. Access to water, food, and health care are, along with security, the key points to develop to start rebuilding a sustainable life. 

Recovery & stability

Support to peace process

FSD helps to promote stability in several post-conflict areas. In the Central African Republic, the organisation supports the establishment of joint peace forces, including government forces and former rebels, by rehabilitating the infrastructure for them throughout the country. Logistical and administrative support is also provided.

In the Philippines, on the western island of Mindanao, FSD supports the formation of joint peace forces and uses demining as a mediation tool between former belligerents.

Current operations

FSD team members in the Central African Republic.

Recovery & stability

Support to communities

FSD uses its presence in countries affected by armed conflict to carry out various activities to support the population. In the Central African Republic, the organisation is helping to increase access to drinking water, electricity (solar) and education. In eastern Ukraine, FSD is focusing its efforts on the rehabilitation of schools and kindergartens along the front line.

Current operations

Sewing activity, support to the community in the Central African Republic.

Recovery & stability

Economic development

In all its operations, FSD works to create local employment and training opportunities for the communities. More than 90% of FSD’s demining programme staff are recruited directly in the country.

As part of its rehabilitation activities in the Central African Republic, FSD works with local companies. It also supports specific projects to promote the economic reintegration of women victims of family-related violence.

Current operations

Carpentry activity, community support in the Central African Republic

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.

Our action in Ukraine – From March 28 to April 10, 2022

Our action in Ukraine – From March 28 to April 10, 2022

March 28 to April 10, 2022 For weeks Valeriia, one of our paramedics, and other team members from Mariupol (Марі у́поль) were unable to communicate, due to the lack of connection and electricity. They were able to escape and tell us now about their stories:Valeriia...

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Together against mines and explosive remnants of war Every year, thousands of civilians are killed or maimed by mines or unexploded ordnance. A single step or contact with these devices is enough to trigger a deadly explosion. More than 60 countries are currently...

Our latest interventions in Ukraine – 21-27 March

Our latest interventions in Ukraine – 21-27 March

Natalia tells her story to FSD staff. “We are from Sieverodonetsk (Сєвєродоне́цьк). We were forced to leave our hometown as the war started on the 24th of February”. The whole town was under fire. For two weeks we were hiding in a bomb shelter, because our apartment...

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Our activities

Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. 

1-MINES

mine action

FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.

2-RELEVEMENT

recovery & stability

FSD supports ongoing peace processes in various countries and provides socio-economic support to communities.
3-PROTECTION-

Environmental protection

FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic substances from the past, including obsolete pesticide stocks and mining waste.
4-INNOVATION-

innovation &
technology

FSD collaborates on research & innovation projects aiming to use new technologies, such as drones, in mine action.