I am really proud to see how our projects and initiatives allow hope to grow.”

Christophe Roy – Chef de Project, Central African Republic
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Recovery and Stability

After conflict or in times of instability, the needs of affected populations are many and varied. To put communities back on their feet, it is essential to strengthen the basic functions of the state, especially in relation to security, access to water, education and employment. The FSD is active on these different fronts.

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Support to peace processes

FSD contributes to fostering stability in several post-conflict areas. In the Central African Republic, the organization is supporting the establishment of joint peace teams including government forces and ex-rebels by rehabilitating infrastructure intended for them across the country. Support is also offered to them at the logistical and administrative level. In the Philippines, west of the island of Mindanao, FSD is also supporting the formation of joint peace teams and using mine clearance as a tool for mediation between ex-belligerents.

Community development

FSD takes advantage of its presence in countries affected by armed conflicts to carry out various activities to support populations. In the Central African Republic, the organization is helping to expand access to drinking water, (solar) electricity, and education. In Ukraine, FSD is concentrating its efforts on rehabilitating schools and kindergartens located along the front line in the east of the country.

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Young woman reading a book in front of a sitting group

Economic development

In all of its operations, FSD ensures to create local jobs and provide residents with training opportunities. Over 90% Of FSD's demining program employees are recruited from the local population. In addition, as part of its building rehabilitation activities in the Central African Republic, FSD works directly with local businesses. It also supports specific projects aimed at supporting the economic reintegration of women victims of family conflicts.

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Young woman reading a book in front of a sitting group

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Infrastructure for peace in Bangui and Bouar

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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.

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