Death toll in Nepal rises above 3,500 | ActionAid UK

Death toll in Nepal rises above 3,500

The catastrophic earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has now killed more than 3,500 people. Over 6,500 have been injured. As buildings collapse, people face the ongoing risk of being hit, injured or trapped. Please give whatever you can to our emergency response.

Nepal's earthquake has caused many flats to collapse in Kathmandu, leaving thousands of people homeless.
Nepal's earthquake has caused many flats to collapse in Kathmandu, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Many people have been made homeless and are living outdoors in urgent need of emergency supplies, food and water. The hospitals are overflowing, meaning thousands of people who’ve been hurt are out in the streets desperate to be given medical attention.

Communications are down and little is known about the situation in remote areas, but our staff are on the ground working to make sure we get emergency aid to people as quickly as possible. 

What we’re doing to help

ActionAid has already pulled together to start our emergency response work. ActionAid Nepal has previously been heavily involved in earthquake preparedness training.

Our office works in some of the most affected areas and immediately took leadership of our in-country emergency response. Our skilled international experts are also attempting to reach the earthquake zone.

An orphanage in Kathmandu damaged by the earthquake

But the need is huge. The first phase of the emergency response will be to provide immediate relief to the injured and homeless who are still coming out from the rubble.

The second phase will be to provide help to protect people from the threat of disease and hunger and to provide safe and secure shelter.

To do that we need your help.