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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 800,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh and more are arriving each week. Condition are dire - many people are without adequate shelter and safe drinking water. Oxfam is providing clean water and toilets, and has launched an urgent appeal. For interviews and information please contact Christina Corbett: +44 1865 472530 / +44 7557 483758 /

Yemen: More than four in five people in Yemen are without a steady supply of clean water, which could trigger a fresh spike in a cholera epidemic which has seen over 1 million suspected cases since April. More than 8 million people are at risk of starvation. Oxfam is providing water and other aid. For interviews and information contact Ian Bray: +44 1865 472289 / +44 7721 461339 /


All month: Give a Shift in an Oxfam shop. Oxfam is encouraging the public to volunteer in their local Oxfam shop for as little as a few hours a week. Case studies available as well as films of celebrities volunteering in Oxfam shops. Please contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 /

10 Jan: Oxfam releases its retail figures for the eight-week Christmas trading period. Contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 /

16 Jan: New insight on social and health benefits of volunteering in an Oxfam shop. An Oxford University academic, Oxfam's volunteer manager and some of Oxfam's 22,000 shop volunteers are available for interview about the benefits of volunteering, which research finds is an antidote to loneliness, an alternative to antidepressants, and improves job prospects. Contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 /

22 Jan: Oxfam publishes annual report on global inequality, ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The report will include updated statistics about inequality, tax avoidance and work, and how the world's poorest are affected. Photo case studies and footage available. For information please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 /

24 Jan: Refugees resettled in Wales meet Welsh Assembly Members, as part of Sanctuary in the Senedd, to share their experiences of fleeing conflict and making a new life in Wales. Please contact Casia Wiliam for information and case studies: + 44 29 2080 3292 / +44 7887 571687 /

31 Jan: New report from Oxfam and Refugee Council on the experiences of refugees separated from their families in the UK. 

For an embargoed copy or to discuss case studies and interviews, please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 /


14 Feb: Valentine's Day - refugee couples reunited. Opportunity to profile some refugee couples who have been torn apart by conflict but been able to reunite. To discuss case studies, contact Kai Tabacek on +44 7584 265077 /

14-16 Feb: Global summit on tax organised by the UN, World Bank, IMF and the OECD. First conference in New York, expected to discuss how to combat global tax avoidance. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on the impact of tax dodging on the world's poorest people. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 /

15 Feb: Oxfam presents Fashion Fighting Poverty as part of London Fashion Week. Models styled in clothes donated to Oxfam will appear in a fashion show, raising awareness about our work fighting poverty. For more information please contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 / or Lys Holdoway: +44 7778 482 867 /

20 Feb: One year since famine was declared in South Sudan. For interviews and case studies please contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 /

21 Feb: Oxfam launches new global campaign tackling exploitation in supermarket supply chains. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 /

24 Feb - 2 March: Oxfam Fashion Hack - upcycling workshops in Oxfam shops. A sustainable fashion initiative in partnership with WRAP's Love Your Clothes will see stylists host free in-store workshops teaching people how to upcycle their clothes. For more information please contact Dominique Lyons: +44 1865 472174 / +44 7909 002815 /

25 Feb: Rohingya crisis - six months on. Oxfam is working in Bangladesh providing aid to more than 180,000 refugees. Spokespeople available to comment on the ongoing humanitarian and human rights challenges. Contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 /

date TBC: Joint agency report warns that returning refugees to Syria is premature. A new report by Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam and Save the Children will set out what needs to be put in place in order for refugees to return home safely. For more information and interviews, please contact Maria Jeffery: +44 1865 472302 /    


early March: New Oxfam report: 100 years of women having the vote in the UK, in the lead up to International Women's Day. For more information please contact Lucy Brinicombe: +447786 110054 /

8 March: Oxfam presents all-women comedy event to mark International Women's Day and highlight Oxfam's work with women around the world. For the third year Oxfam presents Women Stand Up at London's Leicester Square Theatre, which will also be streamed on Facebook Live. Seriously funny women including Kerry Godliman, Mae Martin, Sindu Vee, Jayde Adams and Rosie Jones take to the stage, 100 years after women in the UK began to get the vote. Contact Lys Holdoway: +44 (0) 7778 482 867 /

11 March: Mother's Day - new survey. Oxfam to launch results of poll looking at British public attitudes towards their mothers and the rights of child refugees and mothers to live together. Contact Kai Tabacek on +44 7584 265077 /

15 March: Syria - seven years since the conflict began. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the humanitarian situation. Please contact Maria Jeffery: +44 1865 472302 /    

16 Mar: Second reading of Refugees Family Reunion Bill in the House of Commons. Angus MacNeil MP is sponsoring a Private Members' Bill to change the rules that prevent some refugees in the UK, including minors, from being reunited with their relatives facing danger overseas. The Bill has cross-party support and the backing of a coalition of groups including Amnesty International UK, British Red Cross, Oxfam, Refugee Council and UNHCR. For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Kai Tabacek on +44 7584 265077 /

date TBC: Annual UK poverty statistics published. The government will publish its Households Below Average Income figures showing how many people in the UK are living in poverty. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment and interviews. Contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 /

Date TBC: Forbes releases its annual billionaires list. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on how the gap between the richest and the rest is holding back the fight against poverty. Please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 /

22 March: World Water Day. Around the world, Oxfam is helping to keep millions of people healthy when disaster strikes by providing clean water and toilets. Photo case studies available. For more information contact Christina Corbett: +44 7557 483758 /

26 March: Three years since war began in Yemen. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on the humanitarian situation. For more information please contact Ian Bray: +44 (0)1865 472498 / +44 (0)7721 461339 /

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