Countries around the world have launched massive aid operations to help victims of the Nepal earthquake, but distribution of aid faces challenges as Nepal is still trying to come to terms with the scale of the disaster.
Jack Tiwari, president of the America Nepal Society, begins most mornings with a short prayer to the dozen or so Hindu deities who sit atop the altar at his home in Northern Virginia. He thanks the gods for giving him another day, offers them some sweets and asks for good health and happiness.
It takes eight to 10 years to take hold and once symptoms emerge, it can leave people permanently disabled and disfigured in its wake. With a signature symptom of legs and feet swollen to enormous proportions, this parasite continues to infect 120 million worldwide and put almost 1.4 billion people at risk of infection, 500 million of whom are in India.