A smiling girl holds hands with others as part of a learning activity in a camp in Iraq
A smiling girl holds hands with others as part of a learning activity in a camp in Iraq

Media calendar

Oxfam’s media calendar contains stories and reports for the coming months.

Do get in touch with the relevant contact if you’d like any more information or contact the duty press officer on +44 7748 761999 (calls and voicemail, no texts) or media.unit@oxfam.org.uk. For the latest updates follow us on Twitter: @oxfamgbpress.

Visit the Oxfam Media Centre for press releases and contact details of individual members of the Oxfam Media Team.

Ongoing

COVID-19:

  • Vaccines: Oxfam is part of the People’s Vaccine Alliance, which has warned that 9 out of 10 people in the majority of poor countries won’t get access to a COVID-19 vaccine this year. The Alliance is calling for governments and the pharmaceutical industry to work together and share science and technology, so that everyone, everywhere can get a vaccine, regardless of their income. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk
  • Humanitarian: Since the pandemic began, Oxfam has helped over 11 million of the world’s most vulnerable people, working together with over 344 partners across 66 countries. This includes providing food and clean water, information about COVID-19 and its prevention, and developing innovative new tools to stop the spread such as contactless hand-washing stations. For more information on Oxfam’s response contact: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

Yemen:

Six years of conflict, compounded by COVID, has left Yemen on the brink of famine. Over 16 million people rely on food aid for survival in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Only half of health facilities are fully working and millions of people have fled their homes and live in camps with little food and poor hygiene. In February, the UK Government announced a big increase in new arms licences to Saudi Arabia, many of which will be used in the war in Yemen. Oxfam is working across the country providing aid including clean water and cash for people to buy food and other essentials. For interviews and information contact: Tania Corbett / +44 (0)7824 824359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk

Climate:

Climate change is hitting the poorest people on the planet the hardest with more extreme weather destroying people’s lives, homes and jobs. As the UK prepares to host the most important UN climate talks in years in November, Oxfam is calling for governments to take ambitious action to cut emissions and for wealthy nations to provide climate finance. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk / +44 (0)7584 265077

March

3 March: UK Budget. Oxfam has been urging the government to make the uplift to Universal Credit permanent. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on this and issues relating to UK and global poverty. Contact Oxfam Media Unit on: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

March (TBC): Oxfam report on hunger and the impact of climate change and storms in Central America’s ‘Dry Corridor’ region. For more information contact Oxfam Media Unit on: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

10 – 11 March: WTO to discuss proposal led by South Africa and India to waiver vaccine patent rules during the pandemic. For more information and interviews contact: Sarah Dransfield / +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

11 March: One year on from the COVID-19 global pandemic being declared. Oxfam and The People’s Vaccine Alliance spokespeople available for comment and interviews on the campaign for a ‘People’s Vaccine’. Oxfam spokespeople also available for comment on the humanitarian impact of the pandemic. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield / +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

15 March: Syria – ten years since the conflict began. . The humanitarian crisis continues with over 80% of people in Syria living in poverty and almost 12.5m people struggling for food. 5.5 million people continue to shelter in neighbouring countries and over six million people are displaced within Syria. For more information and interviews contact Oxfam Media Unit on: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

22 March: World Water Day. Contact Oxfam Media Unit on: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

26 March: Six years since the conflict in Yemen escalated with the involvement of the Saudi-led coalition in support of the internationally recognised government. Yemen remains the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis with approximately 80 percent of the population in need of aid. For interviews and information, contact Tania Corbett / +44 (0)7824 824359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk

29 – 30 March: Syria Donor Conference, Brussels. For more information and interviews contact Oxfam Media Unit on: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

31 March: UK Government to host a high-level Climate and Development Ministerial event with representatives from the countries most vulnerable to climate change around the world, as well as major donors and international institutions. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment and interviews on how climate change is affecting the poorest countries and what world leaders need to deliver. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

April

5 - 11 April: World Bank and IMF spring meetings and G20 Finance Ministers meeting. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Oxfam Media Unit on: +44 (0)7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

7 April: World Health Day. Oxfam and The People’s Vaccine Alliance spokespeople available for comment and interviews on the campaign for a ‘People’s Vaccine’. Oxfam spokespeople also available for comment on the humanitarian impact of the pandemic. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield / +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

22 April: Earth Day / US President Joe Biden to host Leaders’ Climate Summit. Billed as an important milestone for countries to set new targets ahead of key UN climate talks in November. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment and interviews. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

April (TBC): IPCC expected to publish the Working Group 1 contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report, the first of four landmark reports from the UN on the impacts of climate change. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment and interviews. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Spring (TBC): Government plans to legislate cuts to overseas aid expected to be put to a vote in Parliament. Oxfam is calling for MPs to vote down this legislation and make the Government think again about cutting the UK’s lifeline to the world’s poorest communities during a global pandemic. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 (0)7810 814980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

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