Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:59

Victims need shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, volunteer workers. Nepal's earthquake-hit capital is short on everything as friends and family members search for lost loved ones, and sort through rubble for their belongings, but the international community must provide basic needs.

The United Nations is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more on Saturday, and pledged that it ready to provide any assistance needed to help survivors through these difficult times.

Staff and supplies are mobilizing to meet urgent humanitarian needs, with a focus on water and sanitation, nutrition, education and child protection. Cargo flights, with a combined 120 tons of humanitarian supplies including medical and hospital supplies, tents and blankets, were being readied for urgent airlift to Kathmandu.

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