The authorities in Nepal say almost every soldier and police officer is now involved in the search and rescue operation following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Nearly four-thousand people are now known to have died in the disaster — but it’s feared that number will rise.
The BBC has seven correspondents on the ground in Kathmandu, with more arriving today.
They will be filing live across all the World Service programs, but here are two options that you can add to your schedule in the coming hours:
World Have Your Say – 10-11 AM ET
Stories of survivors, rescuers, relief workers, and relatives of people caught up in Saturday’s massive earthquake. We’ll concentrate on Nepal but will also hear from India, and try and get eyewitness accounts from Mount Everest where climbers are still being rescued.
(The program may also look briefly at the ongoing conversation in the US following the death of another black man in police custody, this time in Baltimore. The funeral of Freddie Gray takes place later today, a week after he died and following daily protests in the city.)
The Newsroom – special edition 12 – 12:30 PM ET
The latest from Nepal in this extra half hour of the Newsroom.