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.

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October - December 2014

2 Oct: Oxfam boosts Ebola response. Press release on how Oxfam is boosting its response to help combat the Ebola disease in West Africa. Contact: Christina Corbett on +44(0)1865 472530 / +44(0)7557 483758 / ccorbett@oxfam.org.uk 

6 Oct: New joint agency report on South Sudan: From Crisis to Catastrophe. Aid agencies will say that despite a massive aid effort South Sudan teeters on the verge of catastrophe and the country will be tipped over the edge unless bold diplomatic action is taken to bring both sides to end the fighting. Contact: Ian Bray on +44 (0)7721 461339 / +44(0)1865 472289 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

7 Oct: Oxfam release unique track produced by Eclectic Method with eighteen thousand people showing they care about inequality. Oxfam gathered voices from festival-goers across the summer to help produce a music video in support of our upcoming inequality campaign. Contact: Claire Wilkinson on +44 (0)1865 473648 / +44 (0)7825196769 / cwilkinson@oxfam.org.uk

17 Oct: Oxfam report: Why investment in fossil fuels is bad news for poor people who are already exposed to hunger as a result of climate change. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44 (0)7786 110054 / +44 (0)1865 472192 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

23-24 Oct: EU to agree Climate and Energy Package for 2030: Oxfam is calling for energy savings of 40 per cent, boosting sustainable renewable energy use to 45 per cent of the energy mix and reducing emissions by at least 55 per cent. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44 (0)1865 472192 / +44 (0)7786 110054 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

w/c 27 Oct (tbc): Launch of new Oxfam report and campaign on global economic inequality. The report will warn that the gap between rich and poor has reached new extremes and is holding back poverty eradication. Contact: Sarah Dransfield on + 44 (0)1865 472269 / +44 (0)7767 085636 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

27 -31 Oct: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to publish its fifth report. Oxfam will respond to the report, which will revealing the key findings of three previous working groups over the past year: physical science, the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability and mitigation of climate change. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44 (0)1865 472192 / +44 (0)7786 110054 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

28-29 Oct (tbc): Oxfam and Marks and Spencer's pop up shop - Little Schwop of Horrors. Supporting 'shwopping', an M&S campaign which asks customers to exchange, or 'shwop', any old or unwanted items of clothing - of any brand - when they buy a new garment so they can be reused, recycled or resold by Oxfam. Contact: Claire Wilkinson on 01865 47 3648 / 07825196769 / cwilkinson@oxfam.org.uk

Oct-Dec: Oxfam New Products 2014 Christmas campaign - Oxfam launches new range of responsibly sourced Christmas 2014 products including food, drink, gifts, Christmas cards and decorations in selected Oxfam shops. Contact: Claire Wilkinson on 01865 47 3648 / 07825196769 / cwilkinson@oxfam.org.uk

November

Mid Nov (tbc): Flood affected farmer visits Bolivia. Farmer Liz Crew from Somerset, who was affected by the UK floods, will be available for interviews following a trip Bolivia with Oxfam to meet farmers and communities who are adapting to annual flooding. Contact: Lisa Rutherford on +44 (0)7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

8 Nov: Typhoon Haiyan anniversary. One year on from the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Oxfam has helped nearly 800,000 people. Contact: Ian Bray on +44 (0)7721 461339 / +44(0)1865 472289 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

15-16 Nov: G20 Summit, Brisbane, Australia. Oxfam spokespeople will be available to comment on inequality, tax dodging and other relevant issues. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44 (0)7786 110054 / +44 (0)1865 472192 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

18 Nov: Women and the Peace Process brief. Oxfam looks at how women do when looking at the peace process in Afghanistan. Oxfam will be able to offer the writers of the report for comment. Contact: Christina Corbett on +44(0)1865 472530 / +44(0)7557 483758 / ccorbett@oxfam.org.uk

Nov (tbc): Oxfam research on foodbanks: Oxfam and partners look at the reasons why people are turning to food banks in the UK. Contact: Sophie Bowell on +44(0)1865 472254 / +44(0)7810 814980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

20-21 Nov: Climate Finance Pledging Conference: World leaders are due to make their climate funding pledges in the lead up to the UN Climate Talks in Paris next year. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe on +44 (0)7786 110054 / +44 (0)1865 472192 / lbrinicombe@oxfam.org.uk

Late Nov (date tbc) - Oxfam reveal findings of Christmas card survey. Contact: Claire Wilkinson on 01865 47 3648 / 07825196769 / cwilkinson@oxfam.org.uk

December

1-12 Dec: UN Climate Talks, Lima (COP 20): Oxfam will be looking for progress in climate funding as an important stepping stone towards an agreement to tackle climate change next December in Paris. Contact: Sarah Grainger on +44 (0)7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

3 Dec: Chancellor's Autumn Statement. Oxfam will respond on issues relating to international aid, tax dodging and inequality. Contact: Jon Slater on +44(0)1865 472249 / +44(0)7876 476403 / jslater@oxfam.org.uk or Sarah Dransfield on + 44 (0)1865 472269 / +44 (0)7767 085636 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

5 Dec: Oxfam at Christmas TBC - Contact: Claire Wilkinson on 01865 47 3648 / 07825196769 / cwilkinson@oxfam.org.uk

w/c 15 Dec: The Tsunami Ten Years On: Oxfam analysis on the response, the donations and how humanitarian responses were changed forever. Contact: Ian Bray on +44 (0)7721 461339 / +44(0)1865 472289 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk or Lys Holdoway on +44 (0) 7778 482 867 / lholdoway@oxfam.org.uk

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