On Saturday, 25 April 2015, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake of 7.5 magnitudes, affecting an estimated eight million people. As of Wednesday, 29 April, the earthquake has claimed over 5,000 lives, injured more than 10,000 people, and left more than one million children urgently in need of help. Local, national and international efforts are underway on the ground.
Immediately after the disastrous earthquake, within just 23 hours Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) in coordination with various youth groups like Come on Youth Stand Up initiated #act4quake youth group within 23 hours to respond to the earthquake disaster.
Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal (AYON), together with other local, national, and international agencies, has been involved in relief works from immediately after the earthquake mobilizing more than 900 youth volunteers in 10 districts. The youth volunteers team meets the people, make the community, does the medical emergency medical treatments, cleans the area to stop the epidemics and in some locations like Sankhu building bamboo houses.