Anna Ridout

Press Officer

Anna is a humanitarian press officer and the media contact for humanitarian crises, with particular focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
Before joining Oxfam, Anna responded to emergencies such as Haiti, DRC and the East Africa food crisis, as well as raising the profile of development work in Uganda. She has a background in print journalism

Direct line: +44 (0)1865 473415
Mobile: +44 (0)7766 443506

Email: aridout@oxfam.org.uk
Skype: anna.ridout

All posts by Anna Ridout

Oxfam reaction to Ban Ki-moon's visit to Goma

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other high level officials visit Goma today, Joanna Trevor of Oxfam in DRC, said: "Thousands of people are again homeless after a...

Oxfam response to FEWSNET report that estimates 260,000 people died in the Somalia 2010/11 famine

Responding to Thursday's FEWSNET report that estimates 260,000 people died in the Somalia 2010/11 famine, Oxfam's Country Director for Somalia, Senait Gebregziabher said:  ...

“Make or break time” for eastern DRC after new peace plan, warns Oxfam

A framework for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, due to be signed today, will fail to end the suffering of millions of people in the east of the country unless concrete actions are now...

Restricted access hampering lifesaving assistance in North Darfur

Fears new fighting may be on the horizon after tens of thousands displaced in Jebel Amir gold-producing area    KHARTOUM - Tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in the largest displacement...

Millions left at the mercy of militias and armed forces across eastern Congo, Oxfam warns

Agency warns of risk of war on top of the daily violence and abuse people already face ...

Oxfam steps up response to growing crisis in eastern Congo

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People in eastern Congo forced to fund the war that destroys their lives, says Oxfam

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own government's troops and officials, in a vicious...

Efforts to end global hunger are “flat-lining”, warns Oxfam, as UN figures show 870 million are still going short of food each day

Rising food prices and increased frequency of humanitarian crises may entrench hunger long term The international aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that efforts to bring an end...

New survey reveals Somalia’s food crisis remains critical and likely to worsen in coming months

A new survey of people across 40 regions of Somalia by international agency Oxfam has found that water and food shortages are at critical levels and likely to deteriorate in parts of the country...

Somalia: Oxfam warns that “deepening emergency” may be two months away

One year after the declaration of famine in Somalia, a quarter of the country’s population is still surviving on humanitarian aid and more than a million people could fall back into...