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Melanie Kramers

Senior Press Officer

Melanie leads Oxfam's media work for its Even It Up campaign to reduce rising global economic inequality. She can be contacted for media enquiries in this area e.g. poverty, tax reform, living wages. Melanie has a background in environmental PR and travel journalism.

Direct line: +44 (0)7825 088894

Email: mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

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People fleeing Mosul offensive need genuinely safe escape routes

Commenting on news reports this weekend that Iraqi security forces are asking people to leave the Old City of Mosul as a new offensive has been launched, Oxfam's Country Director in Iraq, Andres...

REACTION: G7 consensus crumbles at the expense of the world's poorest people

Commenting on the G7 summit communiqué, Oxfam said leaders had failed to address the key challenges facing the world's poorest people. ...

As world faces unprecedented famine threat G7 should pay up and push for peace

G7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, on 26-7 May should take the lead in fighting famine and immediately fund nearly half ($2.9 billion) of the UN's urgent appeal to avoid catastrophic hunger...

REACTION to Sainsbury's launch of Fairly Traded pilot project

In response to Sainsbury's launch of Fairly Traded pilot project for some of its tea, Oxfam's Ethical Trade Manager Rachel Wilshaw said: "Sainsbury's...

REACTION New director of World Health Organization must act to end health inequalities

Oxfam congratulated Dr Tedros on his appointment as new Director-General of the World Health Organization today and warned that determined leadership was needed to tackle health inequalities around...

REACTION: UK aid pledge for Syria welcome but more action needed to end bloodshed

Commenting on today's announcement by Theresa May that the UK will provide £1bn in aid money to help Syrian refugees and their host countries, Tim Livesey, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy,...

Europe's biggest banks post quarter of profits in tax havens

New data highlights value of tax transparency in the fight against tax dodging Europe's 20 biggest banks posted profits of at least £18 billion (€25 billion) in global tax...

REACTION: Forbes billionaires list

Commenting on the 2017 Forbes billionaires list, which revealed a record 233 new billionaires, Oxfam's Head of Inequality Policy Max Lawson said: ...

Reaction: Prime Minister's commitment to economic reform must ensure the economy benefits all

Commenting in response to the Prime Minister's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos today, in which she said a new approach from business and government was needed to respond to public...

Eight people own same wealth as half the world

Pre-Davos report shows gap between richest and poor is greater than feared Eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the world's population,...