The death toll has soared to over 4,000 from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal and parts of northern India, causing buildings to collapse and triggering avalanches in the Himalayas, April 25, 2015. Survivors are struggling to cope in the aftermath.
In this photo, Armed Police Force members carry earthquake survivor Pemba Tamang, 15, from the collapsed Hilton Hotel five days after an enormous earthquake struck Nepal in Kathmandu, April 30, 2015.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a major emergency response operation following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April. Authorities report over 3,000 people have been killed and many buildings have collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu.
In response to significant humanitarian needs following the earthquake, the IFRC has launched a 33.4 million Swiss franc emergency appeal to provide vital services including food, shelter and water and sanitation assistance for 75,000 vulnerable people. The appeal was launched following an initial Disaster Relief Emergency Fund allocation of 500,000 Swiss francs, which was activated to ensure resources are available immediately.