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).

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ONGOING:

Yemen: Yemen’s coronavirus outbreak comes after more than five years of conflict between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis had already created 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. Oxfam is working across the country to train community health volunteers to spread the word about coronavirus and the importance of hygiene and hand washing. We’re also giving cash for people to buy food and other essentials. For interviews and information contact: Sarah Grainger / +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

Coronavirus: Since the pandemic started, Oxfam has helped over 8 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 COVID-19 response contact: +44 (0)7748 761999 or media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

Vaccine: Oxfam is part of an alliance highlighting the need to ensure that when a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, it is produced rapidly at scale and made available for all people, in all countries, free of charge. For more information on the People’s Vaccine campaign contact: Sarah Dransfield +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

Debt: Oxfam is working with others calling for the cancellation of debt, so that the world’s poorest countries can invest more in their COVID-19 response instead of paying creditors, including private lenders. Oxfam is also advocating for a wealth tax to be introduced for the very richest, to raise vital funds to support social protection programmes and healthcare for the most vulnerable. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 (0)7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk  

Terrible conditions in ‘Moria 2.0’ camp on Greek island of Lesbos: As winter approaches, Oxfam and our local partner the Greek Council for Refugees are deeply concerned that thousands of families with children are living in abysmal conditions in the camp built to replace Moria. Many are living in flimsy shelters which have already been flooded and battered by winds and access to water and sanitation is extremely limited. For more information contact: Sarah Dransfield +44 (0)7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

November

6 Nov: OECD to publish report on developed countries’ progress towards the goal of providing $100 billion in climate finance per year by 2020. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

9 Nov: Day on which the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow was due to have started, had it not been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on what poorer nations need to see from the summit next year. Contact: Tania Corbett / +44 (0)7824 824359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk

12 Nov: Healthcare workers around the world call for debt cancellation, to help the world’s poorest countries invest in COVID-19 response. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 (0)7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

13 Nov: G20 Finance Minister’s meeting. Oxfam spokespeople available to talk about debt cancellation to enable the world’s poorest countries to invest in healthcare and social protection. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 (0)7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk 

17 Nov: Ahead of the G20 Heads of State meeting Oxfam will be highlighting the issue of aid and arms in relation to the Yemen crisis. Contact: Sarah Grainger / +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

21-22 Nov: Virtual G20 Heads of State meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on debt, Yemen and other issues affecting the world’s poorest countries. Contact: +44 (0)7748 761999 or media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

28 Nov: Oxjam online festival. This year due to the coronavirus the poverty beating music festival Oxjam goes virtual. Contact: Cordelia Kretzschmar +44 (0)7979 111427 / ckretzschmar1@oxfam.org.uk

December

2 December (TBC): Carbon inequality in the UK. Oxfam to publish new research on the carbon emissions of different wealth groups of the British population between 1990 and 2015 and offering comparisons with other countries. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

3 Dec (TBC): Charity shopping Christmas gift survey. Oxfam will release new research looking into sustainable Christmas shopping. Contact: Harriet Hernando / +44 (0)7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

12 Dec: 5th anniversary of Paris agreement. UK government and UN to co-host a summit marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement when 197 countries committed to reduce emissions. UK and other countries may unveil new ‘NDCs’ or carbon reduction targets for 2030. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 (0)7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

13 Dec: Two years since Yemen’s internationally recognised government and the Houthis signed an agreement in Stockholm which included a ceasefire for the port of Hudaydah. Contact: Sarah Grainger / +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

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