It is important to stay at the forefront of new approaches in order to provide the most up-to-date solutions for those most in need

Matt Wilson – FSD Head of Operations
Drone flying in the sky

Innovation & Technology

The FSD has been involved for several years in research projects aimed at putting new technologies at the service of mine action and more generally humanitarian action. FSD utilise drones and satellite platforms to supplement survey and assessments and mapping; transitioned practices to digital platforms to increase efficiency, transparency and accuracy

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet


In 2016, FSD published a study on the use of drones in humanitarian projects. Today, the organization is working closely with the Urs Endress Foundation on the FindMine project, which aims to develop a drone to detect explosive remnants of war using ground penetrating radar.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

News from the field

Discover all the stories


Central African Republic


Can drones be used for demining?


FSD is active in 8 countries

A Global Map Showing FSD's Current and Past Missions
A little girl, wearing a hijab, standing

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.

What we do

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Live information from the field

Twitter iconFacebook iconInstagram iconLinkedIn IconYoutube icon