Monthly Updates

Situation Updates

Four days have passed since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Central and Western Regions of Nepal. Aftershocks continue to affect the daily lives of people as they continue to sleep outdoors, in damp and cold conditions. The Government is encouraging people to return home, wherever possible. Over the past 24 hours, the Government reported an increase in the number of deaths from 3,351 to 4,358 people. At the same time, the number of injured has risen from 6,833 to 8,174 people (Source: NEOC - http://neoc.gov.np/en/). These numbers are expected to increase further as information from remote areas becomes available and more affected areas are searched and assessed. As of today, international search and rescue (SAR) teams have rescued 14 people from the rubble. At the moment, in-country and committed SAR capacity is sufficient to cover all sites. No additional deployment is needed and all SAR teams which have not deployed yet are advised to stand down. In addition, the Government has requested that any Foreign Medical Team (FMT) that have not yet arrived to Kathmandu also to stand by.

Wed, 2015-04-29

Three days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Central and Western Regions of Nepal,
aftershocks continue to affect the daily lives of people. Many people continue to sleep outdoors. On 27
April, the Government has issued a public statement dispelling rumors of another imminent large
earthquake and encouraging people to return home, where possible. (Source: NEOC -
http://neoc.gov.np/en/)
Over the past 24 hours, the Government increased the number of deaths from 2,288 to 3,351 people. At
the same time, the number of injured rose from 5,850 to 6,833 people. These numbers are expected to
increase further as search and rescue teams reach remote areas. Most of the deaths are recorded in
Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur.

Tue, 2015-04-28

At 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu; south of China border.

Government reporting 30 out of 75 districts affected in the Western and Central Regions, including Kathmandu Valley districts. This includes mountain and hilly areas, disperse rural populations as well as some very densely populated districts and Nepal’s 2 largest cities – greater Kathmandu and Pokhara. Most affected districts are Sindulpalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dolakha in the CR and Gorkha and Lamjung in the WR. Initial reports from UN field offices are that the Eastern Region/FWR is not badly affected and Terrai has been minimally affected.

Government reporting over 1900 deaths and over 5000 injuries; this is expected to increase. No confirmed figures yet on affected populations in the affected areas.

Sun, 2015-04-26

At 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu and south of the China border. Dozens of aftershocks followed, including a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on 26 April 2015 at 12:54 local time.

The Government reports that 35 of 75 districts are affected in the Western and Central Regions, including the Kathmandu Valley districts. This includes mountain and hilly areas, disperse rural populations, as well as some very densely populated districts and Nepal’s two largest cities – greater Kathmandu and Pokhara. The most affected districts are Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Ramechhap.

According to the Government, the earthquake caused 2,288 deaths. Over 5,500 people are injured. These figures are expected to increase as more information becomes available. There are no confirmed figures yet on overall affected population. In Kathmandu Valley, hospitals area overcrowded, running out of space for storing dead bodies and lack medical supplies and capacity. BIR hospital is treating people in the streets.

Impacts in Kathmandu valley include collapsed buildings and walls especially historic buildings in centres, but less overall damage and collapse of buildings than expected. The majority of people remain outside houses for the second consecutive night.

Sun, 2015-04-26

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