As of 29 April, 11:00 am, the Ministry of Home Affairs reported 5,006 deaths and 10,194 injured people.
It is estimated that 2.8 million Nepalese are displaced, as over 70,000 are believed to be destroyed and another 530,000 homes damaged across the 39 affected districts.
As of 29 April, 54 search and rescue teams from 22 countries have arrived in Nepal at the request of the government.
More than 3.5 million people are estimated to be in need of food assistance.
Villagers from the hardest-hit, remote villages are blocking roads and demanding faster relief from the govt. The main highway east of Kathmandu was heavily damaged, though it's been filled in with rubble and dirt, allowing some access to affected villages in the east. The network of smaller roads is still heavily damaged.
A Flash Appeal was launched for US $415 million to support the provision of vital humanitarian relief for people affected by the Earthquake.
The Government of Nepal identified shelter, WASH, health and food as key priorities.
Humanitarian partners have started the distribution of shelter kits, hygiene kits and dispatched 80 metric tons of emergency items including tents, blankets, health kits and telecommunication equipment.
Disaster Tech Lab is sending a tech/comms team shortly with sat equipment and kit to build local wifi networks and VoIP service. Also sending a shipment of solar power equipment (phone chargers etc) for local distribution from the US.
For US citizens with specific medical, disaster relief, mountain rescue skills who would like to help - the US Embassy is working at connecting skilled personnel with coordinators in Nepal. Please contact the Embassy via email at email@example.com telling us your skills, current location and contact information.
Humanity Road has met with and is collaborating with the staff at Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) and Nepal Monitor (NM). Both have crisis map instances. Both organizations are local with strong support and were in existence prior to the disaster. KLL is the lead for the earthquake response with support from Nepal Monitor. Nepal Monitor collects human rights and security incidents. An overview about these two Ushahidi efforts can be found here.
Humanity Road – Nepal: Special Report - Crisismapping (April 29, 2015)
Nepal Earthquake 2015 - Office of the Resident Coordinator - Situation Report No. 6 (as of 29 Apr 2015)
Humanity Road – Nepal Situation Report #5
Guide to Giving to humanitarian action in response to the Nepal earthquake
Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal Earthquakes 2015
U.S. Embassy Earthquake Resources
USAID Nepal Earthquake Overview Map (Last Updated 04/29/15)
Nepal M7.8 Earthquake - Preliminary Damage Assesments Kathmandu District Map (As of 29 Apr 15)
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordination & Operations Bases and Site Visits, as of 28 April 2015
Nepal Flash Appeal for the Response to the Nepal Earthquake April - July 2015