Frequently asked questions

Here you will find answers to all the questions frequently asked about various topics.

une équipe de démineurs sur le terrain avec la FSD

Iraq (2019) – A demining team prepares to go to the minefield.

Questions

Donations

How my donation will be used?

For every 100 francs donated to FSD, 82 francs go to our field operations, 11 francs are used for fundraising activities and 7 francs are allocated to administrative costs.

In order to ensure full financial transparency, the organisation’s complete and audited annual accounts are also published each year in our annual report.

The ZEWO label also guarantees that FSD uses donations ethically and efficiently.

Is my online donation safe?

Online donations are processed through the DonorBox system, a secure payment processing platform for non-profit organisations.

How can I deduct my donation from my taxes?

Your donations to FSD, a non-profit organisation, entitle you to a tax reduction. We send out donation certificates every year in mid-February (for the previous fiscal year).

If you have any problems, please contact our donors service (donors@fsd.ch or +41 22 562 41 92).

Please inform us of any change of address. We need your full contact details to issue your donation certificate.

I don't want to make an online payment, how can I support you?

No problem, you can make a bank transfer. Our bank details:
To: Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)
Bank account: Credit Suisse, Geneva
IBAN: CH70 0483 5081 8341 7100 0
Swift Code: CRESCHZZ80A

How can I change or stop my regular donations?

You can change the amount of your donation or stop your commitment at any time by contacting our donors service by email at donors@fsd.ch or by phone: +41 22 562 41 92.

Do you have a door-to-door campaign underway?

Yes, a door-to-door campaign is underway. Authorisation? Our donor recruiters have a name badge and an FSD jacket so that you can recognise them.

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News from the field

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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.

Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

Machine gun ammunition at the waste dump

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Deminer’s anecdotes

Deminer’s anecdotes

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...