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 FSC TWG has developed a Contingency Plan for Flooding (with 30 annexes). In conjunction with this, the Contingency Plan for Cyclones has been updated in August 2014. Both documents available under "CONTINGENCY PLANNING".  

  • The next regular FSC coordination meeting will take place on Tuesday 2 September. Time and venue will be confirmed closer to the date. 

  • NEW - The FSC History & Chronology Document (including a timeline of key activities) is updated regularly and is available under "Cluster Approach".

  • 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 4W Atlas 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.