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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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August

OngoingCholera 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

9 Aug: New report on the abuse of migrants in Libya. Findings and testimonies based on interviews with 158 migrants in Italy. For an embargoed copy of the report or to arrange an interview in the UK or Italy, contact Harriet Hernando: +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

9 Aug: Preview of Hear the People Sing. This special performance of Les Misérables by young people in memory of MP Jo Cox takes place 9-12 August in her constituency Batley & Spen, at a pop-up theatre hosted by Oxfam (where Jo worked for 8 years) in its Wastesaver warehouse. For more information contact Gemma Parkes: +44 7979 111427 / gparkes1@oxfam.org.uk

19 Aug: World Humanitarian Day. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the disasters we are dealing with, in particular the global refugee crisis.  For comment and case studies contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

25 Aug-8 Sept: The Great British Cupboard Clear-Out. Oxfam is asking people to clear out their cupboards and donate items they no longer want or need to Oxfam shops, who can turn those donations into cash to fight poverty. Contact Emma Fabian: +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

Aug TBC: UN report on food crises in South Sudan and Somalia. The UN and aid agencies are expected to report updated analysis of food crisis levels in famine-hit South Sudan and brink-of-famine Somalia. Oxfam is working in both countries providing water and other humanitarian aid. For interviews, case studies or more information 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

14 Sept: Ten years since the start of the financial crisis - Northern Rock’s bail-out by the Bank of England. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on inequality and poverty in the UK. Contact Meg Pruce: +44 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@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

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 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 Meg Pruce: +44 1865 472240 / +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

Sept TBC: 24-hour DJ marathon launches Oxjam music festival. Star-studded line-up TBC. The month of Oxjam events is raising money for Oxfam’s work fighting poverty. Please contact Dominique Lyons: +44 7909 002815 / dlyons1@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

5 Oct: Oxfam's 75th anniversary. Four retirement-age Oxfam shop volunteers from England, Scotland and Wales visit refugee and migrant projects in Greece. Before visiting the country most closely linked to the founding of Oxfam, the group will also see archived photos and artefacts in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Footage and photos available. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@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

28 Oct: Crystal Fighters concert close Oxjam music festival with a gig at Alexandra Palace in London, proceeds going to help fund Oxfam's life-saving work. For more information please contact Dominique Lyons: +44 7909 002815 / dlyons1@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

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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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