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German WW1 Grenade Found in Potato Shipment

🗞 FIRST WORLD WAR SHELLS FOUND

Unexploded ordnance from the first and second world wars continue to be found decades after conflicts have ended. These discoveries serve as a powerful reminder of the persistent threat of explosive remnants and underline the importance of demining activities.
FSD deminer wearing a blue protective vest using a mine detector to search for mines in a field.

OUR OPERATIONS IN UKRAINE

As of 1st April 2024, close to 400 FSD staff members are active in the provinces of Chernihiv and Kharkiv. FSD occasionally deploys to Mykolaiv, Odesa provinces and will be operational full-time in Donetsk and Kherson provinces before the end of June 2024.

Women in Afghanistan sewing clothes for the local market.

Rebuilding Hope in Afghanistan

In the isolated mountains of northeast Afghanistan, 18-year-old Hnfna’s life changed forever when she walked into a minefield while collecting firewood, losing her foot and part of her leg. With FSD’s support, Hnfna found new perspectives, not just for herself but also for her family.
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In 2023, FSD teams located and neutralised 5'093 landmines and items of unexploded or abandoned ordnance.

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Our operations

Our current programmes

MV UA

Ukraine

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

Clearance IQ

Iraq

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

EORE PH

The Philippines

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Capacity building

Clearance AFG

Afghanistan

Mine clearance · Explosive ordnance risk education · Mine victim assistance

Victim assistance CL

Colombia

Capacity building · Mine victim assistance

Local employee learning how to safely use an metal detector during basic training in Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Environmental remediation · Mine clearance

Socio-economic support CAR

Central African Republic

Support to the peace process · Disarmament and reintegration · Socio-economic support to communities
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Where is FSD currently working in Ukraine? What does a landmine look like? Answers to your questions, once a month.

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An FSD deminer in blue protective vest and visors conducts manual landmine clearance at Khamadoni