Our local partner, PGVS, is responding to the emergency now. We have a team on the ground led by a doctor, who is providing medical care and first aid.
Based in a military camp in Arughat, the only electricity is via a basic military generator.
Speaking from Nepal, Dr Bhanu told us he is treating cuts, bruises, fractures and lacerations, and dealing with cases of diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
The doctor has treated 400 people in three days.
The team is also emphasising the importance of hand washing and basic hygiene to survivors, as the risk of disease looms large.
Uncertain times ahead
Commenting on the devastation, Dr Bhanu said: ‘Everything is destroyed. 90% of households have collapsed.’
As people come to terms with losing loved ones, they face anxious and uncertain times ahead.
The need for clean water, food, shelter and medical care is urgent. Our partners continue to work tirelessly, assessing the devastation and responding in the worst affected areas.
Photo: Christian Aid / Sam Spickett
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Ram Kishan, our Regional Emergency Manager for South Asia, explains how our partners are responding to the devastation caused by the earthquake.