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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January 2015

8th January: Six month anniversary of conflict in Gaza - Oxfam spokesperson in Gaza Arwa Mahanna will be available for interview, giving insight into the situation where tens of thousands of people are still homeless, reconstruction is urgently needed and winter storms are set to bring floods. Contact: Georgia Best +44 (0)7717 424463 / +44 (0)1865 472375 /

12th January: Ebola: launch of new UN response plan - UN expected to launch a new plan to combat Ebola in West Africa. Oxfam is working in Sierra Leone and Liberia and has people there who can talk about the need for the plan to ensure that the aid effort works with people, especially in remote communities, to overcome the mistrust and behaviours that put people at risk. Contact: Ian Bray + 44 (0)1865 472289 / + 44 (0)7721 461339 /

19th January: Oxfam research report on rising inequality ahead of Davos with killer stats including update of last year's finding that 85 richest have same wealth as poorest half of population. Contact: Jon Slater on + 44 (0)1865 472249 / +44 (0)7876 476403 /

19th January: Oxfam & University of Oxford joint symposium: Rising Inequality in the Global South. Speakers include: Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, CEO of E.L. Rothschild, Prof. Nora Lustig from Tulane University and Dr. Jay Naidoo, Chair of the Global Alliance of Improved Nutrition. To attend the event contact: Sarah Dransfield on + 44 (0)1865 472269 / +44 (0)7767 085636 /

23rd January: House of Lords second reading of Private Members' Bill to enshrine UK's aid promise in legislation. Oxfam will have spokespeople available. Contact: Meg Pruce on +44 (0)1865 472240 / +44 (0)7824 824359 /

21 - 24th January: World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos - Klosters, Switzerland. Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima will be co-chairing and highlighting problems affecting world's poorest including inequality and climate change. Contact: Jon Slater on +44(0)1865 472249 / +44(0)7876 476403 /

W/C 26th January: Mark Goldring visit to Ebola affected countries. Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, will visit Sierra Leone and Liberia to look at the longer term impact of the Ebola crisis. Contact: Tamsin O'Brien on +44(0)1865 473964 / +44(0)7500 053622 /

27th January (tbc): Launch of Tax Dodging Bill campaign. A coalition of UK organisations, including Oxfam, will launch a campaign calling for a Tax Dodging Bill to make tax fair and to raise funds to fight poverty in the UK and developing countries. Contact: Sarah Dransfield on + 44 (0)1865 472269 / +44 (0)7767 085636 /

29th January: One year since the UK government's announcement of the vulnerable persons relocation scheme for Syrian nationals. Oxfam spokespeople available. Contact: Georgia Best +44 (0)7717 424463 / +44 (0)1865 472375 /

February 2015

4th February:

On World Cancer Day, Oxfam will publish a briefing note on the cost of cancer medication in developing countries. While 65% of cancer deaths occur in developing nations, treatment is not widely available and the situation is exacerbated by the high cost of medicines. Oxfam's health expert Dr Mohga Kamal-Yanni will be available for interviews. Contact: Sarah Dransfield on + 44 (0)1865 472269 / +44 (0)7767 085636 /

9th February: Strength to Survive Spring Appeal. Launch of three month fundraising appeal for Oxfam's humanitarian work, supported by a number of high profile names. Contact: Leona Everitt, +44 (0)1865 472237 / +44 (0)7827 957337 /

W/C 9th February: For the Love Of. The Climate Change Coalition, of which Oxfam is a member, will be launching a campaign to make Valentine's Day Green. Contact: Lucy Brinicombe, +44 (0)1865 472192 / +44 (0)7786 110054 /

February (tbc): DRC Protection Report 2014. This year's Protection Report looks at the relationship between the Congolese people and authorities. It looks at how communities and authorities interact in practice, and how there is little trust between communities and authorities, with suspicion on both sides, in particular young men who are strongly associated with armed groups. Contact: Christina Corbett on +44(0)1865 472530 / +44(0)7557 483758 /

26th February: Six month anniversary of the Gaza ceasefire. Oxfam spokespeople and case studies available. Contact: Georgia Best +44 (0)7717 424463 / +44 (0)1865 472375 /

March 2015

15th March:

Four year anniversary of the outbreak of fighting in Syria. Oxfam spokespeople and case studies available. Contact: Georgia Best +44 (0)7717 424463 / +44 (0)1865 472375 /

16th March: The Big Bling & Buy Sale. Accessories sales and donation drive in shops. Contact: Leona Everitt, +44 (0)1865 472237 / +44 (0)7827 957337 /

18th March: UK Budget. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on relevant issues. Contact: Oxfam media unit +44(0)1865 472498 / 


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