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Media calendar

Please find below our calendar of media stories and reports for the next few months. Do get in touch with the relevant contact if you'd like any more information or call the press office on +44 (0)1865 472498.

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South Asia Floods: 1,200 people have died and 43 million people have been hit by the monsoon rains and heavy flooding in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Families have lost homes and crops, and the number of casualties is likely to increase. Oxfam is responding, providing clean water, food, emergency shelter and other essentials. Photos and spokespeople available. For information and interviews contact Ian Bray: +44 1865 472289 / +44 7721 461339 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

DRC: 1.5 million people on brink of famine in overlooked ‘Cinderella’ crisis. Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam GB, has just returned from a fact finding mission to DRC where vicious conflict has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes this year. He met traumatised people who had been attacked with machetes and saw villages burned to the ground. Oxfam is there providing clean water, sanitation and food supplies. Mark is available for interviews on the huge scale of humanitarian need - please contact Maria Jeffery: +44 1865 472302 / +44 7810 814980 / mjeffery1@oxfam.org.uk

Cholera epidemic in Yemen - has spread rapidly across the country with 360,000 suspected cases in just three months. The cholera crisis is now the worst on record and numbers are still rising. Efforts to beat the cholera outbreak are undermined by conflict which has forced 3m people from their homes, pushed 6.8m people to the brink of famine and left nearly 19m in need of humanitarian aid. For more information and interviews please contact Ian Bray: +44 1865 472289 / +44 7721 461339 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

September

4 Sept: World Economic Forum publishes annual Human Capital index, assessing how well countries are developing their potential workforces. Oxfam can comment on how poor performances in education, wages and the participation of women in the economy are leading to inequality and holding back the fight against poverty. Contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

7 Sept: Two years since the UK Government pledged to resettle 20,000 more Syrian refugees by 2020. Oxfam spokespeople available to review the Government's progress since David Cameron made this pledge. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

11 - 17 Sept: Remember A Charity Week. Oxfam is asking people to consider leaving a gift in their will to Oxfam, to help support work to fight poverty. Free will-writing service offered. Contact Emma Fabian: +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

14 Sept: UN Trade and Development Report. This annual review of global economic performance will look at inequality, inclusive growth and the sustainable development goals. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. Contact Meg Pruce: +44 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

19 - 25 Sept: UN General Assembly, New York. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on how policies affect the world’s poorest. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk 

19 Sept: Oxfam report: Assessment on progress made half way towards a global deal to tackle the refugee crisis. Oxfam case studies and spokespeople available. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

21 Sept: UN International Day of Peace. Oxfam case studies available on how ongoing conflict is affecting people in countries such as Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria. Contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

26 Sept: Launch of special edition Moomin book raising money for Oxfam. The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree and related merchandise mark a new partnership with Oxfam, supporting our work to lift women and girls out of poverty. Contact Meg Pruce: +44 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

Sept TBC: South Sudan report on food crisis. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report will show hunger levels across the country. For Oxfam comment, please contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

October

all month: Oxjam music festival – fundraising for Oxfam. Now in its tenth year, Oxjam celebrates the UK's grassroots music scene in nationwide gigs organised by Oxfam's music-loving volunteers. Please contact Dominique Lyons: +44 7909 002815 / dlyons1@oxfam.org.uk

1-3 Oct: Conservative Party Conference. Oxfam spokespeople will be attending and are available to comment on issues affecting people living in poverty in the UK and overseas. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

5 Oct: Oxfam's 75th anniversary. Four long-term Oxfam shop volunteers from England, Scotland and Wales visit refugee and migrant projects in Greece. Before visiting the country which Oxfam first supported, the group will see archive materials in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Footage and photos available. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

10 Oct TBC: IMF publishes World Economic Outlook report – Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on how the findings relate to poverty and inequality. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

13-15 Oct: World Bank and IMF annual meetings in Washington. Oxfam spokespeople will be attending and are available for comment on issues including poverty and inequality. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

16 Oct: One year since offensive to retake Mosul from IS began. Mosul is now liberated but thousands of Iraqis whose homes and businesses have been destroyed need help to survive. Oxfam is helping more than 300,000 people. For information and case studies please contact Harriet Hernando: +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

16 Oct: UN World Food Day. More than 20m people are going hungry across Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria and Somalia due to severe food crises. Oxfam is providing humanitarian aid. Spokespeople, photos and case studies available. Please contact Ian Bray: +44 1865 472289 / +44 7721 461339 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

30-31 October: OECD to discuss changes to overseas aid. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will meet to discuss possible rule changes for overseas aid. Oxfam reaction and spokespeople available. Please contact Meg Pruce: +44 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

Oct TBC: New report from Oxfam and Refugee Council on the experiences of refugees in the UK. For an embargoed copy or to discuss case studies and interviews, contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

November

Early Nov: New Oxfam report on climate change and migration released ahead of the UN climate summit in Bonn. Oxfam case studies and spokespeople available. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

6-17 Nov: UN Climate Summit COP 23 in Bonn. Oxfam climate experts will be attending and are available for comment on how climate change is affecting people and food supplies, leading to migration, as well as the action and finance needed to tackle the problem. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

29 Nov: EU Council competition meeting in Brussels. Ministers are expected to discuss public country-by-country-reporting requirements for multinationals that would help prevent tax avoidance. Oxfam is calling on the UK Government to press ahead with implementing this at home if a multilateral deal isn’t agreed. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

30 Nov: ONS releases annual migration statistics, including child detention and asylum figures. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on whether the UK is doing enough to support refugees and migrants. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Late Nov TBC: UK autumn budget. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on policies affecting people living in poverty, in the UK and overseas. Please contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk  

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4 Sept: World Economic Forum publishes annual Human Capital index, assessing how well countries are developing their potential workforces. Oxfam can comment on how poor performances in education, wages and the participation of women in the economy are leading to inequality and holding back the fight against poverty. Contact Melanie Kramers: + 44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

 

7 Sept: Two years since the UK Government pledged to resettle 20,000 more Syrian refugees by 2020. Oxfam spokespeople available to review the Government's progress since David Cameron made this pledge. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

 

11-17 Sept: Remember A Charity Week. Oxfam is asking people to consider leaving a gift in their will to Oxfam, to help support work to fight poverty. We are offering a free will writing service. Contact Emma Fabian: +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

 

19-25 Sept: UN General Assembly, New York. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on how policies affect the world’s poorest. Please contact Melanie Kramers: + 44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

 

19 Sept: One year since the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. It’s also a year until the presentation of a ‘global compact on refugees’ aimed at improving how member states respond to large movements of refugees and migrants. Oxfam case studies and spokespeople available. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

 

21 Sept: UN International Day of Peace. Oxfam case studies available on how ongoing conflict is affecting people in countries such as Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria. Contact Meg Pruce: +44 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

 

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