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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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July

Ongoing: Cholera epidemic in Yemen - has spread rapidly across the country with 250,000 suspected cases in just two months. The UN is forecasting that another 100,000 people are likely to be affected by August.  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

5 July:  Photo and filming opportunity: Human tea bags protest outside Sainsbury’s AGM to highlight concern over the supermarket’s decision to replace Fairtrade tea. Contact Maria Jeffery:  +44 1865 472302 / +44 7810 814980 /  mjeffery1@oxfam.org.uk

6 July: Joseph Rowntree Foundation releases annual report on a minimum income standard. Oxfam spokespeople available to discuss poverty and inequality in the UK. Contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

7 July: New survey shows how much parents spend on kids' wardrobes. Oxfam is releasing these figures to show how families can save money and help fight global poverty by kitting out their kids with clothes, shoes, books and toys from Oxfam. Regional data and celebrity case studies available. Contact Emma Fabian: +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

7-8 July: G20 leaders’ summit, Hamburg. Climate change, inequality and Africa are expected to be on the agenda - Oxfam spokespeople available. Oxfam will be organising stunts and photo opportunities with G20 leaders 'big heads'. Contact Meg Pruce: +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

9 July: South Sudan Independence Day. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on the humanitarian impact of more than three years of civil war, please contact Meg Pruce: +44 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk

19 July: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK - Institute for Fiscal Studies publishes annual report on living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. Contact: Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

July TBC: UN report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on the humanitarian situation and how Oxfam is supporting people. Contact Ian Bray: +44 1865 472289 +44 7721 461339 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

August

19 Aug: World Humanitarian Day. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on 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 TBCUN 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

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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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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