Dozens of aftershocks that followed the earthquakes of April 25 and May 12, 2015 have demolished entire villages, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. The ever-increasing death toll has reached 8,500 people by mid-May, while at least 10,000 were injured, making it the deadliest disaster to ever hit Nepal. Until today, there are not official numbers as to the casualties, because so many affected areas are difficult, if not impossible, to reach. Apart from power outages, failures of mobile networks, shortages of medical supplies and food, there is currently a huge concern about the disease outbreak. Sanitary facilities are scarce, contributing to the severity of the situation.
Although humanitarian aid reaches Nepal, the remote villages tend to be neglected due to excessive damage in infrastructure and widespread political disputes. One of the major country-specific factors is Nepal is unique and challenging mountains topography, which makes many affected communities difficult to reach and, therefore, cut from the numerous aid projects in the area.