Afghanistan Articles

Can drones be used for demining?

In the past 10 years, drone technology has developed dramatically and their use has widened. From ambulance drones, to window cleaning drones and sushi delivering-drones, these flying robots seem to be able to do almost anything. Could drones even replace deminers in...

Deminers answer Jack and Valentine’s questions

Some time ago, FSD was invited to a class at the Florimont Institute in Geneva to talk to students about humanitarian demining. The children, aged between ten to eleven, were very attentive to the presentation of FSD’s director, Hansjörg Eberle. After the...

The challenges of winter demining

In some of the countries where FSD operates, climatic conditions fluctuate between extremes. The dry and scorching summers are followed by harsh winters where snow and rain fall in abundance. These variations not only greatly affect the daily lives of the inhabitants...

Preventing accidents through social media

In order to raise awareness on the risks of explosive devices among affected populations, mine action organizations traditionally make “live” presentations. Today, digital means, and in particular social networks, make it possible to reach more people and thus promote...