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John Child

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John Child is The NewsBlaze Nepal Correspondent, a journalist in Kathmandu who writes about goings-on in and around Nepal and her neighbors.

Charity Aids Nepal Earthquake Recovery to Support Educational Goals

Empower Nepali Girls NGO switches focus to support devastated communities in Nepal, after the recent earthquakes, changing the lives of hundreds of Nepali.

Nepal’s Earthquake – What Happened And Why

Here is what caused the magnitude 7.8 earthquake and scores of aftershocks in Nepal and surrounding areas, moving the affected area 10 feet south and three feet higher.

Nepal’s Earthquake – Day 10 Update

John Child reports an update on day 10 after a massive earthquake hit Nepal and surrounding countries. Good work by locals and others contrasts government incompetence.

Turkish Airlines Crashes on Landing in Kathmandu, Nepal

Turkish Airlines flight 726 missed the runway while attempting to land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The front landing gear collapsed and the plane skidded.

Nepal Airlines’ Brand New White Elephants

Insurance for Chinese planes costs more than they earn: Airline officials say the MA60 nets $1,500 per day operation but they pay almost $2,500 insurance per day.

Why Consensus Doesn’t Work in Nepal

Compromise is important for a democracy. It would have been a far better word to adopt as a first political principle, and it is sorely needed in Nepal now.

Kathmandu SAARC Summit Salvaged, Barely, By a Handshake

Low expectations for the meeting between eight South-Asian SAARC heads of state in Kathmandu last week, and the pessimism was justified.

SAARC Meets in Nepal – What is It? – And What...

Reporting on the SAARC meeting, John Child says mutual mistrust and pervasive corruption and inefficiency common SAARC states will limit what can be accomplished.

As Nepal Edges Towards New Constitution, Opposition Parties Struggle for Relevance

Nepalis are pessimistic about a new constitution being completed, and political players are more interested in their own power than getting anything done.

Lessons to Learn From Nepal’s Mountain Tragedy

John Child in Kathmandu looks at three things Nepal can do to improve their handling of weather events and the aftermath of disasters when they happen.