The death toll following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hitting scant miles from Nepal's capital of Kathmandu has soared past 3,700, and is expected to grow, as rescue workers are still trying to reach remote mountain villages in the region.
Saturday's quake was the worst to hit the South Asian nation in more than 80 years. It was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China's region of Tibet and Pakistan.
As people continue to search for their loved ones and belongings, thoughts are turning to how to help those who have been affected by the disaster, as shelter, fuel, food, medicine and workers are all in short supply in the region now.
Several Canadian charities have taken action to help support the recovery effort.
Here are Canadian charities where you can donate to help support the relief effort:
- Donate to the Canadian Red Cross' Nepal Region Earthquake Fund.
- CARE teams are on the ground in earthquake-affected areas in Nepal and the organization says it is