Deminers answer Jack and Valentine's questions


Alexandra Brutsch


February 1, 2021

Estimated reading time:

9 minutes

Six children's profile pictures

Some time ago, FSD was invited to a class at the Florimont Institute in Geneva to talk to students about humanitarian demining. The children, aged between ten to eleven, were very attentive to the presentation of FSD’s director, Hansjörg Eberle. After the presentation, the children asked questions which were recorded and passed on to our deminers in the field. FSD’s deminers were pleased to receive such relevant, and sometimes surprising, questions from the students. The three video clips below are the first round of this Q&A recorded in Iraq, Afghanistan and Colombia.

🙋What about you, do you have any question for our deminers or members of FSD? We look forward to receiving your questions (in writing or by video) at this email:

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“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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