Calendar

Oxfam’s media calendar contains stories and reports for the next three 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

Sustainable Fashion: Following on from the success of Oxfam’s Second-hand September, Oxfam continues to campaign on sustainable fashion. For more information, contact: Harriet Hernando / +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

Yemen: Millions are facing famine, water shortages and the threat of disease as the conflict between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis continues into its fifth year. Prices of food, medicines and other basics have soared as the currency has plummeted in value. Oxfam is working in Yemen providing aid including clean water and cash to buy food and other essentials. For interviews and information, contact Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

Democratic Republic of Congo: While there are positive signs that the number of Ebola cases in DRC are slowly reducing, the outbreak remains a public health emergency of international concern. Over 3300 people have contracted the virus and 2200 people have died. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of people continue to be displaced by violence and many are living in dire conditions in overcrowded camps. Oxfam is working with communities to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus as well as responding to help those displaced by violence and other on-going crises in the country. Contact: Sarah Dransfield / + 44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

January

10 January (TBC): Oxfam publishes its sales figures for the Christmas trading period. For more information contact: Emma Fabian / +44 7825 503 274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

20 January: Oxfam report ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Time to Care focuses on the role of care in exacerbating global inequality. For information contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk 

20 January: UK African Investment Summit 2020 in London. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment, contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk 

Late January (TBC): Oxfam briefing note Born to Lead – South Sudanese Women’s Powerful Role in Building Peace. Case studies, photos and spokespeople will be available. For more information contact: Serena Tramonti / +44 7825 780651 / stramonti@oxfam.org.uk

Late January (TBC): New research and radio interviews showing that volunteering for Oxfam is a solution to the January blues. For more information contact: Emma Fabian / +44 7825 503 274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

February

3 February: Oxfam panel event on Feminist Leadership in the Hardest Places to be a Woman, Westminster, London. Panel will include Riya Williams Yuyada, South Sudanese Women’s Human Rights and Peace Activist; Hala Al-Karib, Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa; Fenella Porter, Co-Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights at Oxfam GB, a senior UK parliamentarian and Rasha Obaid, Director of the Economic Development and Post-War Recovery Programme at Yemeni NGO, Peace Track Initiative. For more information contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 7810 814 980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

14 February: Climate Coalition’s ‘Show the Love’ campaign. This Valentine’s Day, Oxfam will be participating in the Climate Coalition’s ‘Show the Love’ campaign calling on people to #ShowTheLove for a safer and cleaner future. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

14-18 February: London Fashion Week. Oxfam continues to campaign on sustainable fashion with activity around London Fashion Week. For more information contact: Emma Fabian / +44 7825 503 274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

February (TBC): Oxfam’s Behind the Barcodes supermarket campaign. Behind the Barcodes assesses human and labour rights within the global supply chains of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons and Asda. Contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 7810 814 980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

26 February: Oxfam and the High Pay Centre panel discussion ‘Purpose Beyond Profit: Where Next for Business?’ debating the balance of profit with purpose. The panel will be chaired by Oxfam GB Chief Executive Danny Sriskandarajah and includes economist Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics. For information contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk    

March

3 March: Oxfam and the Foreign Policy Centre essay series Finding Britain’s role in a changing world: building a values based foreign policy, launch event in Parliament. Authors to include Tobias Ellwood MP, Baroness Anelay, Theo Clarke MP, Andrew Mitchell MP and Stephen Twigg. Contact Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

8 March: International Women’s Day. Oxfam will be looking at how climate impacts women. Contact Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

11 March: UK Budget announced. For comment, contact Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

15 March: Anniversary of Cyclone Idai making landfall in Mozambique. Idai affected 1.6 million people in three countries and was one of the worst tropical storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. For interviews and other opportunities, contact Kai Tabacek: +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

15 March: Syria – nine years since the conflict began. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on the humanitarian situation. Contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 7810 814 980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

18-19 March (TBC): London Conference on Yemen organised by Oxfam, Save the Children and Yemen partner organisations to discuss the humanitarian situation in Yemen. For more information contact: Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk 

22 March: World Water Day. Oxfam will be highlighting the link between water and climate change. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265 077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

26 March: Five years since the conflict in Yemen escalated with the involvement of the Saudi-led coalition in support of the internationally-recognised government. For interviews and information, contact Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk