Since January 2021, our experts in Iraq have been training, advising and mentoring a local NGO, Shareteah Humanitarian Organization (SHO). The ultimate goal of this project is to enable Iraqis to undertake the demining of the country independently. This project is...
Latest news on our mine clearance, mine risk education and national capacity building programme in Iraq.
Demining: women make their mark
Humanitarian demining has long been seen as a rather masculine field. Today, mentalities have changed and many organizations have mixed or all-female teams. FSD trained its first female deminers 15 years ago in Sri Lanka, and recently established a demining team...
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...
Our deminers are back in the mine fields
In August, Iraqi government COVID-19 restrictions on NGOs began to lift and mine action organisations were allowed to start back to work with a 25% capacity. FSD mobilised two full teams in Kudila village, Makhmour District, Nineweh Province; this included refresher...
Mine clearance, key to the resumption of agriculture
For the past four years, FSD has worked at clearing mines from areas recently liberated from ISIS in central and northern Iraq. Most of the beneficiaries targeted by the program base their entire income on agricultural activities, which have stopped due to the ISIS...
Qoqa rallies to clear a village
As part of a major charity operation, the e-commerce community company QoQa raised 60,000 Swiss francs for FSD. This amount was dedicated to the decontamination of the Iraqi village of Nasr, located southeast of Mosul. Occupied between 2014 and 2016 by ISIS, it was...
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