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.

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Afghanistan (2019) – FSD awareness specialist with villagers in the remote province of Badakhshan.

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

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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

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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

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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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Our activities

Our humanitarian programs focus on four main areas. Since its creation in 1997, FSD has conducted projects in about thirty countries.
1-MINES

mine action

The FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides community education and provides assistance to survivors of accidental explosions.
3-PROTECTION-

Environmental protection

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

recovery & stability

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

innovation &
technology

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