From Kathmandu, Cindy Stein, the director of global programs for Real Medicine Foundation, sent this update late Tuesday:
"I'm in a very communal tent in a parking lot right now, The city is in a cryogenic freeze. Nobody is going anywhere and most everything is closed. We set up a camp, there's 100s of people and no electricity. I had purchased tarps for distribution yesterday so we set up communal areas. The city is a wreck. Saw many buildings just crushed. Many aftershocks. Nobody will go indoors and like 1000 wild dogs barking."
The epicenter of the quake was near the Chinese border, about 50 miles from Kathmandu. Estimates of the death toll range from dozens to 61. More than 1,000 people were injured. News footage showed crowds of residents standing in the middle of the streets in Kathmandu after evacuating.