• The confirmed death toll is 8,631 people (4,750 female; 3,867 male; 14 bodies remain unidentified). This includes 154 people killed in the 12 May earthquake.
  • The most affected regions of Nepal are identified as: Bhaktapur, Dhading, Dolakha, Gorkha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Lamjung, Makawanpur, Rasuwa, Ramechhap, Nuwakot, Sindulpalchowk and Sindhuli.
  • A total of 3.1 million people have been affected in eleven prioritized districts, of which 1.4 million people need food assistance.
  • Food security has deteriorated in all the affected areas, and is particularly worrying in remote mountain areas, where close to 70 percent of households have poor or borderline food consumption.
  • Many people have not only lost their homes but their livelihoods and subsistence farms and will require support for some time.
  • The earthquake resulted in a significant loss of standing crops: wheat, barley and potato (close to harvest in higher altitude areas) and maize (newly planted in lower altitude areas).
  • Approximately 236,000 farming households are estimated to be affected in six districts (Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa and Dolakha).
  • In Gorkha, the quake epicentre, it has found that there is a dire need for shelter, particularly tents and blankets.
  • Landslides and rains are expected to aggravate the condition of roads, adding to logistical challenges as the monsoon season will be beginning in June, providing emergency food and shelter to affected communities in remote and hard to reach areas is a priority.

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