Overview of actors

Fondation Suisse de Déminage

FSD was established as a non-governmental humanitarian organisation. Our core profession is mine action, but we are also active in other humanitarian sectors.

FSD conducted its first demining project in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1998. Since then, our deminers have cleared more than 1.4 million explosive devices, securing an area the size of 12'000 football pitches.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Good Health and Well-being
Clean Water and Sanitation
Life on Land
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

Mine action is our core mission. It comprises five pillars: mine clearance, stockpile destruction, risk education, mine victim assistance and advocacy. We are active in the first four pillars.

We also clean up sites contaminated by toxic legacy materials, in particular obsolete pesticides, waste from former uranium mines and heavy metals.

... and why

We work for a world free of mines and other dangerous remnants of war. Where women, men and children can live in a safe and sustainable environment.

Our primary goal is to save lives and relieve suffering wherever it occurs.
- We act on the basis of need, giving priority to the most urgent cases without discrimination.
- We don't take sides in armed conflicts or political or ideological disputes within a state.
- We carry out our activities as independently as possible.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Education and Training
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
Monitoring and Evaluation
Security and Safety
Supply Chain Management

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
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Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Humanitarian Aid


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Less than 20

Outside Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Learn more

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