On April 25, 2015 at 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District, about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu. Some 8 million people were affected, including 2.8 million who were displaced from their homes. There was widespread damage and destruction of buildings, health facilities, roads and other public infrastructure. On May 12, a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck, with its epicenter near Namche, at the base of Mt. Everest, exacerbating an already difficult situation. The earthquake was followed by several aftershocks including a 6.3 magnitude quake.
Immediate assistance to victims of the quake, including temporary shelter, transportation, medical assistance and hygiene kits.