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FSD IN THE FACE OF COVID-19

Since its emergence last December in China, as it stands, more than 200,000 people throughout the world have died from Covid-19. Faced with a public health emergency on this scale, many countries have closed their borders, limiting the operational capacities of humanitarian organisations in the process. Although some of our operations have had to be […]

Local Children observing the Mechanical Assets at work

KUDILA, A MINED VILLAGE

Prior to the ISIL occupation, Kudila had approximately 130 occupied homes and an estimated population of 800 people. ISIL entered this village in 2014 and left after 2 years of occupation. 20 houses were destroyed but 110 are still habitable. The local population now stands at an estimated 300 people.

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AGRICULTURE AFTER CLEARANCE

by: Cristina Borsatti Since March 2016, FSD has been implementing a survey and clearance project in areas recently liberated from ISIS in central and northern Iraq. Most of the beneficiaries of the rural communities targeted by the program base their entire income on agricultural activities, which have stopped due to ISIS insurgency and occupation. Agricultural […]

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MINE VICTIM ASSISTANCE IN AFGHANISTAN

“10 years ago, I followed my cattle and walked on a mine. I was injured in both legs and my right leg was amputated. I am very happy with the work that the FSD deminers are doing (…) everyone has cattle here and we have to accompany them on trails. Once mine clearance is complete, no one will be injured, no one will risk losing a leg while going to work. ” said Mohamed, a victim of landmine explosion.

Armoured machines accelerate demining in Iraq

ARMOURED MACHINES ACCELERATE DEMINING IN IRAQ

Since 2015, FSD has been implementing a humanitarian demining program in Iraq focused on the disposal of improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in areas previously occupied by ISIS. In certain locations, such as the village of Nasr, machines are now used to support manual demining efforts. In 2014, ISIS disseminated improvised explosive devices in […]

The challenge of demining in the jungle

THE CHALLENGES OF DEMINING IN THE JUNGLE

Colombia, an earthly paradise of biodiversity, has been affected for more than five decades by an armed conflict which left behind numerous anti-personnel mines and other explosive devices. Today, demining the territory is hampered by certain obstacles and requires specific practices, respectful of its ecosystems. FSD assists the Colombian authorities in facing these challenges. Located […]