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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

Skype: anna.ridout

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One year on, South Sudan falters under failing economy

Skyrocketing fuel and food prices deepen humanitarian crisis as country teeters on economic meltdown ...

Sales of parts for weapons must be as tightly regulated as sale of weapons themselves, says Oxfam

New treaty must avoid leaving 'dangerous loophole' The prospective new international Arms Trade Treaty must regulate the sale of parts and components being used to maintain or manufacture...

Niger communities say they will run out of food before next harvest, joint study shows

Seven leading aid agencies call on donors to act now to prevent humanitarian disaster The study was conducted by the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) and the...

New Somalia fighting forces thousands of civilians to flee

New military escalation in Somalia risks harming civilians and undermining efforts to recover from famine, Oxfam said, as the AU military force (AMISOM) and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG)...

Two years on and Haiti’s reconstruction proceeds at a ‘snail’s pace’, leaving half a million Haitians homeless

In a report released today, international agency Oxfam said that two years on from the earthquake, reconstruction of the country has proceeded "at a snail's pace" leaving more...