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.


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


  • THE second FSC Technical Working Group meeting on “Flooding Contingency Plan” WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, 3 AUGUST AT 14.00 IN ACTIONAID OFFICE (House 8, Road 136. Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212).

  • THE next regular FSC coordination meeting WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, 4 AUGUST FROM 10:00-11:30 IN THE 17TH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM OF IDB BHABAN (E/8-A, Rokeya Sharani Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207).

  • NEW - Workshop minutes and a detailed report on roll-out of the FSC District Focal Point (DFP) Mechanism in the cyclone belt can be found under "SUB-NATIONAL COORDINATION".

  • 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.