Nepal Earthquake 2015: Situation Report No. 8

1. A scale-up of operations is required to ensure immediate and principled assistance reaches people in desperate need within the next six weeks, in advance of the monsoon season. Shelter remains the most critical need in the affected areas.
2. A humanitarian hub was established in Gorkha to support response at the district level.
3. According to the Government, the death toll from the earthquake increased to 6,250 people with 14,357 injured people. 15 lives have been saved, including three in the past 24 hours.
4. As of 1 May, 160,786 houses have been destroyed and 143,673 houses have been damaged.
5. A total of US$61 million of humanitarian pledges, commitments and contributions have been provided for the Nepal earthquake response. This includes $6.1 million to support activities under the Flash Appeal launched by the Humanitarian Country Team on 29 April.

$415 million- need for vital humanitarian relief
160,786- destroyed houses
143,673- damaged houses

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