ACAPS Briefing Note: Kathmandu/Nepal - Earthquake Update 3 (28 April 2015)

Situation Report
Originally published


Crisis Overview

  • As of 28 April, 21:30 local time, at least 5,057 people have died and more than 8,317 have been injured. The situation is still unclear in remote areas, which remain cut off or hard to access. 39 districts have been affected in the Western and Central Regions.

Key Findings Anticipated scope and scale

  • Limited access to affected areas is expected to hamper search and rescue efforts. Clearing the debris is expected to take weeks.

  • Isolated heavy thunderstorms are predicted until 8 May, particularly over eastern Nepal. Visibility and access is expected to be impaired, further hampering search and rescue efforts.
    Priorities for humanitarian intervention

  • Search and rescue; heavy equipment for rubble removal.

  • Health: medical teams (particularly surgeons, orthopaedics and paramedics), supplies and medications, tents for hospitals, body-bags.

  • Shelter and NFIs: tents, family kits, plastic sheets, blankets.

  • WASH: safe drinking water, hygiene kits.

  • Food supplementation and nutritional support.

  • Generators.

  • Mobile storage units.

  • Communications equipment.

Humanitarian constraints

The size of the geographical areas affected, scattered population and road blockages will pose serious challenges to reach affected populations.