According to the U.N., the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that ravaged Nepal on Saturday has impacted more than eight million people. The death toll has climbed over 5,500, CNN reported on Thursday, and more than 10,000 people have been injured in the worst earthquake to strike the Himalayan nation in eight decades.
Thousands have been left homeless, many of whom are living in temporary camps in squalid conditions with little access to food, water, and blankets.
Above is a series of photos of various people Women in the World encountered on the way to and in Kathmandu — migrants, aid workers, local women, who, despite their diverse backgrounds, represent humanity in the chaos. They are mothers, proud citizens, teachers, all ordinary women trying to play their part.
This article was supported by the International Reporting Project.