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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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Rohingya crisis: More than 70 percent of the nearly 480,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh are without adequate shelter and half have no safe drinking water. Oxfam is providing food, clean water and emergency toilets, and has launched an urgent appeal for £5m. For interviews and information please contact Christina Corbett: +44 1865 472530 / +44 7557 483758 / ccorbett@oxfam.org.uk

October

all month: Oxjam music festival – fundraising for Oxfam. Now in its eleventh year, Oxjam celebrates the UK's grassroots music scene with gigs in 37 towns and cities across the nation, organised by Oxfam's music-loving volunteers. Support from Annie Mac, Everything Everything, Into the Ark, Metronomy and more. For more information or to arrange artist interviews please contact Dominique Lyons: +44 7909 002815 / dlyons1@oxfam.org.uk

5 Oct: Oxfam's 75th anniversary. Four long-term Oxfam shop volunteers from England, Scotland and Wales have visited refugee and migrant projects in Greece. Oxfam was founded in World War Two campaigning for food for starving people in Greece. Interviews, footage and photos available - please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk. For general information about Oxfam over the decades, please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

10 Oct TBC: IMF publishes World Economic Outlook report which will outline risks from conflict to climate change and make recommendations to policy-makers. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on action needed to fight 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

End Oct: Oxfam will highlight how tax dodging impacts health services in poor countries. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

Oct TBC: Oxfam Annual Report 2016/17. Oxfam will publish details reporting on its work including income, shop performance and humanitarian response. Please contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk 

Oct TBC: South Sudan food crisis – new figures. The UN and aid agencies are expected to give updated analysis of food crisis levels in famine-hit South Sudan – the IPC report. Oxfam is working in South Sudan providing water and other humanitarian aid. For interviews, case studies and information contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

November

2 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 Nov: Living Wage Foundation announces new rates for the UK Living Wage. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on UK poverty and inequality. Please contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@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

22 Nov: 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 

24 Nov TBC: Second reading of Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill in House of Lords. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@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

Nov 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

December

All month: Christmas shopping at Oxfam (in store and online). Each item in our Sourced by Oxfam range has been carefully selected by our team who search for pioneering suppliers who put people before profit and produce quality products with the emphasis on small-scale production and sustainable materials. Beautiful gifts and delicious treats with a good conscience. For images and info please contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

1 Dec: 75 years since Beveridge report published, laying the foundation for the British welfare state. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on poverty and inequality in the UK. Please contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk 

10 Dec: UN Human Rights Day. Oxfam campaigns for the rights of people hit by conflict, disaster and poverty, and is supporting people forced to flee their homes in countries around the world. Case studies available. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

12 Dec: Climate change - Emmanuel Macron hosts international summit, two years after the Paris Climate Accord was adopted. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

14 -15 Dec: European Council leaders' summit, in Belgium. Refugees, migrants and inequality likely to be on the agenda. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

18 Dec: International Migrants Day. Oxfam campaigns for the rights of people hit by conflict, disaster and poverty, and is supporting people forced to flee their homes in countries around the world. Case studies available. Please 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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