Central African Republic
Active in the country since 2014, FSD supports the ongoing peace process and conducts targeted development projects.
The Central African Republic has been through decades of violence and political unrest. Since the restart of the civil war in early 2013, one in four Central Africans has left his home. Poverty is endemic and the majority of the population has no access to essential services.
In 2019, a Peace Agreement was signed between the Central African state and the main armed groups in the country.
With this agreement, a process to reform the security sector and the process of demobilisation, demilitarisation and reintegration of former combatants was initiated with the support of the European Union.
The creation of special mixed security units, composed of members of the Central African armed forces and members of the different armed groups is part of the agreement. The implementation of measure to restore the authority of the State in all the country, still in major part controlled by rebel groups, is also part of this agreement.
The aim is to guarantee the stability of the country, the safety of the population, allow the return of internally displaced people and the improvement of living conditions.
Thanks to this disarmement project, I now have a job, I can build things. I would never put this aside to fight again.
former reble of an armed group
Trained to carpentry by FSD within the support to peace programme
FSD in the Central African Republic
In 2014, while the country was in the midst of civil war, FSD first launched a small project to raise awareness of the dangers associated with handling weapons, ammunition or explosive remnants of war. The organisation was also involved in the recuperation, the identification and burial of bodies of victims of the conflict.
From 2015, as part of the European Union project, FSD gradually focused its efforts on activities aimed at restoring the authority of the state in the country. This includes assisting the organisation and administration of the Central African defense ministry, and the support of the deployment of new security forces in different regions of the country.
At the same time, FSD carries out community support activities within local communities. Measures aimed at creating jobs, improving access to drinking water, and promoting the empowerment of women are currently ongoing.
CENTIMETRE after CENTIMETRE
In 2021, our deminers have cleared 8.5 km², an area equivalent to half of Geneva. This work requires constant concentration despite the sometimes extreme working conditions.
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Our humanitarian programmes focus on four main areas.
FSD locates and clears mines and unexploded ordnance, provides explosive ordnance risk education and assists survivors of accidental explosions.
Recovery & stability
FSD supports ongoing peace processes in various countries and provides socio-economic support to communities.
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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FSD collaborates on research projects aiming to put new technologies, such as drones, at the service of mine action.
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