DANS LA PRESSE

WEEKS BEFORE BREXIT, EUROPE ENDS AID FUNDING FOR NON-EU NGOS

British NGOs have received another blow to their fading hopes of securing European Union funding post-Brexit, after Brussels overturned the legal justification for funding humanitarian groups based outside the bloc.

THERE’S ONLY ONE WAY TO TACKLE UKRAINE’S INFESTATION OF MINES ... SLOWLY

In the past four and a half years, since the beginning of the ongoing armed conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists, around 1,900 people have been killed or injured in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions by landmines or other types of unexploded ordnance.

DES MILLIONS D'UKRAINIENS MENACÉS PAR LES MINES

Environ 7000 km2 sont contaminés par des mines dans l'est de l'Ukraine, ce qui en fait une des régions les plus minées au monde.

DRONES USED TO FIND TOY-LIKE “BUTTERFLY” LAND MINES IN AFGHANISTAN

Quadcopters with thermal imagery cameras can help detect vicious mini-mines that often kill or maim children.

FOR SOMEONE DRIVING A TRACTOR THERE’S ALWAYS THE RISK OF A MINE EXPLODING

Outside the picturesque Ukrainian village of Chugynka, dozens of men and women in bulletproof vests kneel down and explore every inch of ground.

LE DÉMINAGE PROGRESSE EN IRAK

Des équipes de démineurs irakiens travaillent aux côtés d'agences internationales spécialisées pour retirer les mines posées par « l'État islamique en Irak et en Syrie » (EIIS) avant son départ et d'autres résidus explosifs de la guerre.

DES MILLIONS D’HABITANTS MENACÉS PAR LES MINES EN UKRAINE

Les mines continuent de tuer. Fin septembre, trois adolescents sont morts après avoir sauté sur une mine dissimulée dans un bois près de Gorlivka. Seul un garçon de dix ans, blessé, a survécu.

EN UKRAINE, DES MILLIONS D'HABITANTS MENACÉS PAR LES MINES

"Pour un conducteur de tracteur, il y a toujours un risque ici de sauter sur une mine", soupire cet homme à la large carrure. "Mais il faut travailler malgré tout."

13,233 MINE VICTIMS IN KURDISTAN REGION SINCE 1991. FSD HAS BEEN CLEARING IEDS IN IRAK SINCE 2015.

From 1991 until October 2018, there have been 13,233 victims of landmines and other explosive devices in the Kurdistan Region.

RADIO LAC INTERVIEW

Fondation Suisse de déminage, Hansjörg Eberle.

THE CHALLENGES OF USING DRONES IN PUERTO RICO AFTER HURRICANE MARIA

Drones are a powerful tool in emergency management, but challenges remain in using them to their full potential.

HOW DRONES ARE TRANSFORMING HUMANITARIAN AID

According to a 2016 report on humanitarian drones by the Swiss Foundation for Mine Actionexternal link, mapping is currently the “most evolved” of these applications.

CHINESE CASH, AMERICAN MUSCLE, AND MARAWI’S DISCONTENTS

According to Rudy Lumapinet, a community liaison and mine risk education officer at the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, his organisation has in the past year held nearly 500 workshops with displaced groups and relief workers to help them recognise and tackle UXOs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

FILIPINOS BUY A GLIMPSE OF THE RUINED CITY OF MARAWI

"Around Marawi, volunteers for the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action distributed leaflets to returning evacuees warning them of unexploded ordnance."

DEMINING OF DONBAS: IS IT WORTH TALKING ABOUT THIS WHILE WAR CONTINUES?

"Since 2016, the international non-governmental organizations (…) the Danish Mine Action Group (DDG) and the Swiss Mine Action Fund (FSD) have been involved in the implementation of demining activities," notes Colonel Maxym Komisarov."

16.000 QUADRATKILOMETER IM DONBASS SIND MIT SPRENGSTOFFEN UND BLINDGÄNGERN KONTAMINIERT

"Im vergangenen Jahr haben internationale NGOs wie (…) "FSD" damit begonnen, den ukrainischen Experten bei der Minenräumung zu helfen."

RUSSIA'S WAR AGAINST UKRAINE: DE-MINING DONBAS WILL TAKE UP TO 40 YEARS, UKRAINE’S MILITARY SAYS

"A number of non-governmental organizations, such as the (…) the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action are also involved in the mine clearance in the Donbas."

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC’S BONE COLLECTORS

"A worker from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action prepares to lower himself into a well (…) to search for the remains of three to four people who were killed and hidden inside."

HUMANITARIAN DEMINING IN COLOMBIA

"FSD works as Technical Adviser of the Dirección Descontamina Colombia."

RED RIDING HOOD HELPS PROTECT CHILDREN FROM EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS IN UKRAINE

"Olena works with FSD, the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, (…) that (…) has worked with UNICEF to reach half a million children in eastern Ukraine with mine risk education."

KIDS, PARENTS LEARN HOW TO RECOGNIZE MARAWI BOMBS THAT DIDN'T EXPLODE

"FSD Mindanao and its network of trained volunteers (…) conduct school visits to educate Marawi residents about the risks of unexploded ordnance (…)."

11 ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

"More than 60 percent of people who took a survey conducted by Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) said they favored the use of machines in humanitarian work."

WW2-ERA BOMB RETRIEVED IN MARAWI

""It's gonna take a long long time to do the clearing of Marawi," said Anthony Thomas Fish, FSD program manager."

LE TRAFIC DES DRONES EN MILIEU URBAIN SE PRÉPARE À GENÈVE - UN PÔLE DE RÉFÉRENCE MONDIAL

"Genève peut compter sur la présence sur son sol de la Fondation suisse de déminage, la Croix-Rouge (..."

CYCLING THE PANJ VALLEY

"An ‘FSD’ (Swiss Foundation for Mine Action) and US Department of Mine Removal sticker legitimised the vehicles. The discord was not caused by Taliban nor internal strife but by the controlled detonation of mines."

HIER SIND SCHWEIZER MINENRÄUMER IM EINSATZ

In welchen Ländern helfen Schweizer mit, Minen zu entschärfen? Wo gibt es sonst noch Minengebiete? Die Übersicht.

GEFÄHRLICHSTE GEBIETE DER WELT: HIER SIND SCHWEIZER MINENRÄUMER IM EINSATZ

"In diesen Ländern sind Schweizer Minenräumer aktiv: Swiss Foundation for Mine Action."

AFTER ISIS: CLEARING MINES AMID THE RUBBLE OF WAR

"A team from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) was able to enter Bashir in July. (…) they have been working to clear the area of explosives."

IRAK: IS-BOMBE TÖTET HELFER VON SCHWEIZER NGO

"Das Opfer stand im Auftrag der Schweizerischen Stiftung für Minenräumung (FSD) im Einsatz."

DES ARMES DE DESTRUCTION AUX ARMES DE SÉDUCTION

"Akt, qui symbolise “l’action”, devrait sortir sa première collection de bijoux cette année. Une partie des bénéfices sera reversée à l’ONG suisse."