FSD has specialized in mine action since the organization was founded in 1997.
The term "mine action" does not refer to mine clearance only. It brings together all the activities aimed at reducing the impact of explosive devices found on a territory.
These devices include anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines, which have been knowingly laid by parties to a conflict, but also all ammunition that has not exploded as intended. The "failure rate" can reach 40% and unexploded ordnance remains a threat after the fighting is over, sometimes even decades later.
A third source of danger for civilians are stocks of arms and ammunition, which can cause accidental explosions. They can also be looted and used in the manufacture of artisanal mines.