A team of Oxfam technical experts carrying equipment to help purify water and provide sanitation are preparing to fly out to Nepal in the wake of today's earthquake.
In a statement, Cecilia Keizer, Oxfam's director in Nepal, said that telephone lines are currently down, while electricity and water have both been cut off.
!Many of the old houses have been destroyed and at least one large apartment block has come down in Kathmandu," she said.
"People are gathered in their thousands in open spaces and are scared as there have been several aftershocks."
Four men trapped under as much as 10 foot of rubble after the Nepal earthquake were rescued when NASA technology sensed their heartbeats.
One medical worker told ITV News it was like 'entering your worst nightmare' as they tried to help look after the injured.