Country

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh FSC was formed in 2012 to support the Government and the Local Consultative Group on Disaster and Emergency Response (LCG-DER) on both preparedness and response measures in times of emergencies, and to strengthen the collective capacity of humanitarian actors. It is co-lead by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) and functions under the overall coordination of the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT), which acts as a coordination platform between different thematic clusters and the Government. The overall objective of the FSC is to respond to humanitarian crises in a coordinated, appropriate and timely manner whilst avoiding response duplication and gaps. The FSC members in Bangladesh include Government partners, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOS and donors.

Info

  • Capital - Dhaka
  • Population - 149,772,364
  • Time Zone - GMT +06:00
  • Currency - Taka (BDT)

Highlights

  • NEW - The next regular FSC coordination meeting will take place on 4 August 2014. The exact time and venue will be confirmed closer to the date.

    FSC Technical Working Group meetings on “Flooding Contingency Plan” and “Earthquake Preparedness” will be confirmed soon.

  • NEW - The FSC Contingency Plan for Cyclones has been updated on 2 June, 2014 and is available under "CONTINGENCY PLANNING". Several new annexes have been added.
  • NEW - The FSC 4W Alas produced by the IM Working Group incorporating all member updates till 25 May 2014 is available under "3-4Ws".
  • NEW - The FSC response gap analysis report for the Mahasen including detailed maps of the response effort in now available under "TROPICAL STORM MAHASEN".
  • NEW - The FSC calender for 2014 is available under "MEETING SCHEDULE" and is updated regularly.