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Innovation & technology

FSD has been involved for several years in research projects aimed at putting new technologies at the service of mine action and more generally, of humanitarian action.


Prototype of a drone that can be used to support non technical surveys in locating explosive devices (Switzerland, 2020)

New technologies & mine action

FSD uses drones and statellite platforms to supplement non-technical survey and the mapping of contaminated areas.

Numeric tools are used at all stages of demining operations to allow more efficiency, transparency and precision in the work of our teams.

Mine action


In 2016, FSD published a study on the use of drones in humanitarian projects. Today, the organisation is working closely with the Urs Endress Foundation on the FindMine project, which aims to develop a drone able to detect explosive remnants of war using a ground penetrating radar.

Our impact

In 2021, our teams have educated more than 45,500 children of the danger of mines and explosive remnants of war in Ukraine, in Iraq, in Afghanistan and in the Philippines.

Our activities

Our humanitarian programmes focus on four main areas.

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Mine action

FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.

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Recovery & stability

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

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FSD remediates sites contaminated by toxic pollutants inherited from the past and act to promote biodiversity and resilience to face climate change. 

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Innovation & technology

FSD collaborates on research projects aiming to put new technologies, such as drones, at the service of mine action.


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Iraqi deminer trained to the use of a detector