Source: UNICEF

On 26 April 2015, a UNICEF worker speaks to a child seeking temporary shelter at a vacant field next to Nepal’s army headquarters in Kathmandu following Nepal’s massive earthquake.

In April 2015, UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected by the earthquake in Nepal on 25 April. With children accounting for half the country’s population, UNICEF fears the disaster, which is reported to have already killed hundreds of people, will have a severe impact on children. UNICEF has prepositioned supplies, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, tarpaulins and nutrition supplies, and is working with government and other partners to meet childrenÂ’s immediate needs in the areas of water and sanitation, child protection, health and nutrition.