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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 are without adequate shelter and safe drinking water. Oxfam is providing food, clean water and emergency toilets, and has launched an urgent appeal. 

For interviews and information please contact Christina Corbett: +44 1865 472530 / +44 7557 483758 / ccorbett@oxfam.org.uk

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 nearly 950,000 suspected cases since April. Nearly seven 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 / ibray@oxfam.org.uk

 

December

All month: Christmas shopping at Oxfam - in store and online. Each item in our Sourced by Oxfam range has been carefully selected - our team search for suppliers who put people before profit and produce quality products with the emphasis on small-scale production and sustainable materials. Beautiful gifts and delicious treats with a good conscience. For images and info please contact Emma Fabian: +44 1865 472193 / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

5 Dec: EU expected to publish blacklist of tax havens. Last week an Oxfam report revealed what the blacklist should look like if the EU resists political pressure to follow its own criteria. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment. Contact Maria Jeffrey: +44 1865 472302 / +44 7810 814980 / mjeffery1@oxfam.org.uk

8 Dec: New report on conditions for refugees in Greece. A joint report by humanitarian groups including Oxfam about the appalling conditions refugees are facing, particularly on the Greek islands. For interviews, photos or an advance copy of the report, please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

10 Dec: UN Human Rights Day. Oxfam campaigns for the rights of people hit by conflict, disaster and poverty, and is supporting people forced to flee their homes in countries around the world. Case studies available. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

12 Dec: Fair share analysis on how many refugees individual countries should host. Launched the day before the UNHCR High Commissioner's Dialogue in Geneva - a milestone in the two-year talks to develop a Global Compact on Refugees. Report suggests how all countries can better share responsibility for hosting and protecting refugees. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

12 Dec: Climate change - Emmanuel Macron hosts international summit, two years after the Paris Climate Accord was adopted. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

14 -15 Dec: European Council leaders' summit, in Belgium. Refugees, migrants and inequality likely to be on the agenda. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

15 Dec: Refugees Family Reunion Bill in House of Lords. Baroness Hamwee will present her private members' bill for its second reading in the House of Lords. Spokespeople available to talk about the importance of refugees reuniting with family members. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

15 Dec: Fourth anniversary of start of South Sudan conflict. The fighting has left over 6m people - half the population - facing extreme hunger and 7.5 dependent on humanitarian aid. Spokespeople available to comment on the humanitarian situation. Please contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

18 Dec: International Migrants Day. Oxfam campaigns for the rights of people hit by conflict, disaster and poverty, and is supporting people forced to flee their homes in countries around the world. Case studies available. Please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

20 Dec: New poll looking at British attitudes towards the family Christmas. The release will also feature attitudes towards refugees trying to be together this Christmas and the rules that prevent this. For more information, please contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Holiday period: Interview Oxfam staff who are based overseas supporting people in humanitarian crises. Please contact Lisa Rutherford from 18-24 December on +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk, and Ian Bray from 25 December on +44 7721 461339 /  ibray@oxfam.org.uk

January

All month: Give a Shift in an Oxfam shop. Oxfam will be 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 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

date TBC: Oxfam launching anti-poverty programme in Oxford. For the first time the charity will be doing programme work on its own doorstep. Future Skills combines Oxfam's development expertise with its retail shops to help women who are living in, or are at risk of poverty by providing vital support, skills, training and access to networks. For more information please contact Sarah Dransfield: +44 1865 472269 / +44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

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. For information please contact Melanie Kramers: +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

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 / cwiliam@oxfam.co.uk

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 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

February

date TBC: Oxfam launches new global campaign tackling exploitation in supermarket supply chains. Please contact Lisa Rutherford: +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

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 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

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 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

20 Feb: One year since famine was declared in South Sudan. New Oxfam analysis on the humanitarian need. For interviews and case studies please contact Serena Tramonti: +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

date TBC: Sustainable fashion in Oxfam shops. Oxfam will partner with WRAP's Love Your Clothes campaign in a series of sustainable fashion events. For more information please contact Dominique Lyons: +44 1865 472174 / +44 7909 002815 / dlyons1@oxfam.org.uk

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