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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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Democratic Republic of Congo: An Ebola outbreak has spread to urban areas, increasing the risk of a rapid, hard-to-control spread of the virus. Oxfam is working in the communities affected by the outbreak, providing them with information about Ebola and ways to prevent it from spreading. Meanwhile, across the DRC numerous bloody conflicts are being fought. More than 13 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian aid. For interviews or more information please contact Christina Corbett: +44 1865 472530 / +44 7557 483758 / ccorbett@oxfam.org.uk

South Sudan: The humanitarian crisis continues to deteriorate as hunger season peaks in June and July. There are worrying signs across the country that famine could be declared in the coming weeks. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) recently warned of that a fifth of households in Pibor could already be classed as experiencing famine levels of hunger,  Nearly one in three people in South Sudan have been forced to flee their homes following a brutal five-year civil war that has killed thousands. Oxfam is providing food, water and toilets, and supporting people to grow crops. For interviews and information please contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

The Sahel region: Looming food crisis from June-August. A drought means that 11 million people could be at risk of hunger. Thousands of people are on the move to find water and food. Oxfam is providing vital humanitarian aid in six countries that are affected: Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger. For interviews or more information please contact Christina Corbett: +44 1865 472530 / +44 7557 483758 / ccorbett@oxfam.org.uk

June

1-7 June: Volunteers' Week - a chance to celebrate millions of volunteers across the UK. Oxfam is incredibly grateful to the 30,000 volunteers who give their time to work in Oxfam shops, organise events and steward festivals, helping raise vital funds to fight poverty. For case studies contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

Early June TBC: The International Development Committee will publish a report on the definition and spending of UK aid. For an Oxfam comment please contact Meg Pruce: +44 (0) 7824 824359 / mpruce1@oxfam.org.uk 

8-9 June: G7 leaders' summit in Canada. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on gender equality, the impact of climate change and other issues affecting people in poverty. Contact the press office: +44 1865 472498 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

14 June: Oxfam publishes new report on mistreatment of migrants, including children, crossing the border between Italy and France, ahead of World Refugee Day. For an advance copy or more information, please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Mid-June: Yemen - new hunger assessment expected. This is likely to show an increase in levels of severe hunger. Three quarters of people in Yemen are now in need of humanitarian support. Nearly 18 million people don't have enough to eat, including 8.4 million who are at risk of starvation. Oxfam is providing water, cash to buy essentials such as food, and other emergency aid to over 2 million people. For interviews contact Ian Bray +44 1865 472289 / +44 7721 461339 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

19 June: UNHCR Global Trends report. Annual report tracking of the total number of people forced from their homes by war and persecution during 2017. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

20 June: World Refugee Day (also UK refugee week 18-24 June). Oxfam is supporting people around the world who've been forced to flee their homes. Case studies and spokespeople available. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk 

21 June: Oxfam launches new global campaign Behind the Barcodes tackling human suffering in supermarket supply chains.  Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk 

29 June TBC: OECD International Migration Outlook 2018.  Annual report assessing migration trends and policies in OECD and selected non-OECD countries. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on migration as a result of humanitarian crises and conflicts. Contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

July

July-Aug: Oxfam volunteers campaigning at music festivals throughout the summer. Thousands of volunteers will be stewarding, working in pop-up shops and raising awareness about Oxfam's humanitarian work supporting people hit by conflict or disaster. For interviews at festivals or case studies contact Harriet Hernando: +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk 

July-Oct: Monsoon season increases risk of disease in crowded Rohingya refugee camps. Heavy rains will bring floods and landslides to crowded camps, damaging tents and water points, and increasing the risk of deadly disease like cholera. Oxfam is providing food, clean water and toilets. For interviews and information please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk 

7 July: International Day of Co-operatives. Oxfam supports people around the world, from farmers to marker traders, to form co-operatives and work their way out of poverty. Case studies and spokespeople available to comment on the role co-operatives play in economic development. Contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk 

11-12 July: Oxfam ethical gifts showcased at Christmas in July festival in London. Oxfam will be at the festival with an ethical 'Sourced by Oxfam' Christmas range, including decorations, cards, homeware, and jewellery. Profits from all sales fund Oxfam's work fighting poverty around the world. Photos and media package available - contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

August

3-11 Aug: Welsh Refugee Coalition at Eisteddfod in Cardiff. Oxfam Cymru will be at Wales' biggest Welsh language festival talking about our work supporting refugees. Contact Casia Wiliam: +44 7887 571687 / cwiliam1@oxfam.org.uk  

19 Aug: World Humanitarian Day. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the humanitarian emergencies we are dealing with around the world.  For comment and case studies contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk  

25 Aug: One year since violence in Myanmar sparked the current Rohingya refugee crisis. Close to a million Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh and face an uncertain future. Oxfam is providing vital emergency aid and calling for a fair and lasting solution to the refugees' plight. For interviews and case studies contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk 

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