For foundations and public institutions

We will conduct several fundraising campaigns per year for private organizations, public institutions, and individuals.

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Community livelihood activities in conflict affected regions of Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has been marked by decades of conflict and instability. According to UN estimates, in 2020, at least half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance. Due to precarious security and living conditions, that have further worsened with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, international support remains low.

FSD has been working in the Central African Republic since 2014, providing critical humanitarian interventions and support to the peace process.

We are now raising funds to launch a livelihood activities project, to bridge the gap from humanitarian aid to long-lasting sustainable development. The main goal is to increase access to clean drinking water, hygiene facilities and education. FSD also aims at offering skill trainings and creating employment opportunities.

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Support to Education in Conflict-Affected Areas of Eastern Ukraine

The children of Eastern Ukraine have been largely impacted by the ongoing armed conflict that erupted in 2014. FSD has set up a project to improve access to education and to support the well-being of children. Since December 2019, FSD has assisted almost 60 schools and kindergartens.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has had some impact on our work and children have been further restricted from attending schools and kindergartens for part of the academic year, our rehabilitation work has continued largely as planned. At the moment, we are looking to mobilize further funds for the second year of the project in order to expand our efforts to those regions that are still lacking basic education equipment.

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Mine Victim Assistance in Remote Areas of Afghanistan

FSD has been working in Badakhshan Province in the remote north east corner of Afghanistan since 2010.  Activities have covered traditional land mine clearance and the removal of explosive remnants of war along with community development initiatives, collaboration with other local partners and assistance to victims and survivors of mine incidents.  This region of Afghanistan is littered with anti-personnel mines as a legacy of the Soviet invasion in the 70/80s and more recent fighting from 2001 to present day.

Life in this remote corner of Afghanistan is hard and contamination of fields and river plains with mines and explosive ordnance only further exacerbates the plight of local communities. In this one province, over 500  victims of mines and explosive ordnance incidents were recorded. We are currently raising funds to provide socio-economic support to survivors and their families.

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The Fight Against Obsolete Pesticide Contamination in Tajikistan

Since 2016, FSD has been engaged in the destruction of obsolete pesticides in the Central Asia region and more specifically in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Large amounts of toxic materials, predominantly the insecticide DDT, can be found across Tajikistan and Central Asia as a legacy of the past large scale cotton production and agriculture industry of the former Soviet Union.  Many of these stocks were buried or left in warehouses and remain unmanaged and unprotected, contaminating the environment and affecting the health of the local population.

These obsolete pesticides can easily accumulate in the food chain through water sources, crops and grass/animal feed; and subsequently they enter and damage the human body.  Most alarming, they can cause birth defects, nerve damage and cancer.

In order to protect local populations in affected areas, FSD conducts environmental impact assessments to identify pollution streams and vectors and the most urgent needs. After consultation with respective national authorities and development of national disposal and management plans, the safe physical removal and disposal of these pesticides can then take place.  Furthermore, FSD also has relocated families that lived in highly contaminated regions, offering safer homes, free of the smells and contamination of pesticides.  In order to continue this important work in Tajikistan FSD relies on the funding of loyal donors, without which the work would not be possible.

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So that she doesn't risk her life with every step.

“I was playing outside with some friends when one of them picked up a piece of metal lying on the floor. Suddenly there was an explosion. We all fell to the ground. I felt like I had been hit in the back. ” Sanita, 11 years old. 

Like Sanita, many children walk in areas contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance on a daily basis. Since 1997, FSD has worked tirelessly to locate and eliminate these dangerous legacies of war around the world, and to prevent accidents through awareness campaigns. FSD also remediates sites polluted by toxic waste, and supports peace and development in conflict-affected countries.

Together, we can act. Every donation, no matter how small, helps shape a safer future for those who have already suffered so much.

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