Melanie May | 8 March 2016 | News Human Appeal shoe video receives over 1m views in one week 327 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Othman Moqbel, CEO of Human Appeal, said:“When content like this becomes so popular it provides the work we do, in places like the refugee camps of Jordan, with immeasurable support. Not just in the spike of donations, but the heightened awareness and empathy for the people on the ground. The challenges that the people in the refugee camps face are unimaginable, but videos like this help us come a little closer to being able to imagine their hardship.” 326 total views, 3 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 A Facebook video released by Manchester-based humanitarian aid charity, Human Appeal, that shows a Syrian refugee child in need of a pair of shoes was viewed over a million times in its first week and reached 3.7 million people.The video, which is also available on YouTube is entitled “All I want is a pair of shoes…” and went live on Human Appeal’s official Facebook page on Saturday 19th February.The video contains real footage from the Mafraq refugee camp on Jordan’s border with Syria. In the footage, Human Appeal’s partnership manager, Omar Ali introduces Amaar (pictured), a barefooted three-year-old refugee boy living in the camp and explains how he has outgrown his boots and no other footwear has been found for him.The video then shows the charity providing Amaar with new shoes and the little boy playing football while Ali’s commentary says: “Every single child and orphan in this camp, we have now provided them with brand-spanking-new shoes.”[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5UEcWYESug[/youtube] Tagged with: appeals Facebook viral About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
I have today laid before Parliament a departmental minute describing a contingent liability relating to a blight agreement between me, as Secretary of State for Transport, and Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL).If the proposed Airports National Policy Statement is designated, land in the location identified as potentially suitable for the development of the north-west runway scheme becomes blighted.Owners of qualifying land (predominately owner-occupiers of private housing) within that location would be able to serve a blight notice on the Secretary of State, which if valid would, in effect, both authorise and oblige the Secretary of State to purchase the land.In order to avoid my department having to cover the cost of blight claims I, as Secretary of State, have entered into an agreement with HAL under which HAL assume the financial liability for successful claims. In the event the proposed NPS is designated, the cost of meeting blight claims will need to be met by my department if the agreement were for some reason ineffective to transfer liability.The maximum estimated contingent liability for the blight claims is £160 million, though actual gross liability is likely to be much lower, circa £5 million to £20 million, as most owners of qualifying property are thought likely to wait for the more generous offer of 125% from HAL, available following the granting of any development consent.The Treasury approved this liability and the chairs of the Public Accounts Committee and the Transport Committee were notified of this contingent liability by letter of 16 May 2018 due to the confidential nature of the contingent liability at that time. A period of 14 sitting days beginning on 21 May 2018 has been provided for issues or objections to be raised, and final approval to proceed with incurring the liability will be withheld pending an examination of the objection.