December 2020 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 of these regions, but also the work of our deminers. As […]
Since 2012, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) has been hard at work in Afghanistan clearing priority minefields, clearing mines from combat areas and conducting non-technical investigations into suspected minefields. Darwaz-e Bala, a remote region in Badakhshan Province, is still contaminated by landmines. The Pamir Mountains that form the south-eastern part of the High […]
“10 years ago, I followed my cattle and walked on a mine. I was injured in both legs and my right leg was amputated. I am very happy with the work that the FSD deminers are doing (…) everyone has cattle here and we have to accompany them on trails. Once mine clearance is complete, no one will be injured, no one will risk losing a leg while going to work. ” said Mohamed, a victim of landmine explosion.