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16 Jan 2006 description


The FSD, Swiss Foundation for Mine Action, founded in 1997, is one of the foremost international mine action organisations based in Geneva, Switzerland. FSD's focus is on locating and destroying landmines and unexploded ordnance to prevent accidents. FSD typically intervenes in countries that emerge from war to prepare the ground for further development initiatives. In many cases, FSD provides support to existing relief or reconstruction programmes.

06 Feb 2005 description

2 Expatriés et 16 spécialistes congolais ont quitté Bunia le 22 janvier pour parcourir 961 km en 6 jours. Le lendemain de leur arrivé, ils ont trouvé un stock de 168 obus enterrés au centre de Baraka même!

30 Jun 2004 description

Depuis Novembre 2003, la FSD a recruté et formé deux équipes de démineurs d'intervention d'urgence à Bunia, au nord-est de la République Démocratique du Congo ravagée par la guerre. La FSD a recrute en priorité des ex-combattants, des femmes, des ex-enfants soldats. L'opératrice / démineuse Generose Busi à répondu aux questions posées par le superviseur Didier Bastien de la FSD lors d'un récent interview à Bunia.

05 Jun 2004 description

The FSD has started to 2 teams of 14 local operators in December 2003. These teams are not surveying, marking dangerous area, and clearing landmines and unexploded ordnance in the provice of Ituri as well as in Ikela (near Kisangani).
For further information, contact the following staff of the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD):

- FSD Project Manager Pascal Blasutto in Kinshasa / Bunia, pascal.blasutto @ mineaction.ch, Mob. +243 (0) 8 16 88 72 27 or Thuraya +88 216 542 00 836
- FSD HQ's Hansjörg Eberle, heb @ fsd.ch, Mob. +41 79 333 00 72

03 Mar 2004 description

At the request of UNMAS, the FSD has started to recruit and train two mine action emergency response teams in Bunia at the end of 2003. These teams with a total of 20 operators are now fully operational and have started to clear landmines and UXO in and around Bunia in the North-East of the country.

12 Dec 2003 description

At the request and with the support of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the FSD has started to train and two mine action emergency response teams with a total of 20 local deminers in and around Bunia (province of Ituri).

18 Nov 2003 description

At the request and with the support of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the FSD has started to training and deploying two mine action emergency response teams in and around Bunia (province of Ituri).