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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Oxfam July 2020 Media Calendar

2 July: Press release and report on new asylum law in Greece which could lead to an increase in deportations / undermine rights to asylum. Fears the law will become a blueprint for EU asylum reform. Contact Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

8 July: UK Govt due to announce summer economic update – Oxfam reaction planned. Contact: Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

9 July: Oxfam report on global hunger crisis brought on by Covid19. Detailed report and case studies with new statistics. This is ahead of FAO hunger figures out on 13 JulyFor more information or to arrange an interview, contact Tania Corbett / +44 7824 824 359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk or Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

12 July: Oxfam Celebrity Clearout Auction – Celebrity Ebay auction in aid of Oxfam’s Covid-19 appeal featuring donations from 10+ celebrities including Helen Mirren. Full list & pictures available. For more information, contact: Cordelia Kretzschmar / +44 7469 930453 / ckretzschmar1@oxfam.org.uk

W/C 12 July: Oxfam shops continue to reopen, with most aiming to welcome shoppers and accept donations by the end of the week.  ‘Hidden gem’ updates. For more information, contact: Cordelia Kretzschmar / +44 7469 930453 / ckretzschmar1@oxfam.org.uk

Mid July: Oxfam shops in Scotland and Wales due to begin re-opening. New hygiene and social distancing measures will be implemented as shoppers are welcomed back.  Contact: Rebecca Lozza, Media and Communications Officer, Oxfam Scotland: rlozza1@oxfam.org.uk

16 July:  New Oxfam debt analysis of poorest 77 countries eligible for Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI). Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

18/19 July: G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

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 rehabilitating the water supply to one of the main hospitals in Aden and giving cash for people to buy food and other essentials. For interviews and information, contact Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

European migration: As recent events in Syria have increased the number of people fleeing, Oxfam is concerned about the safety of those travelling to Europe. People are trapped at borders, making dangerous journeys or being forced to live in dire conditions, particularly in the camps on the Greek islands. Oxfam is calling for other European countries to share responsibility for those arriving and support them to rebuild their lives, to relocate children and other vulnerable people from Greece to safe places in Europe and improve the dire conditions in refugee camps on the Greek Islands. Contact: Sarah Grainger / +44 7884 114825 / SGrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

Locust crisis: Oxfam is responding to food shortages across the Horn of East Africa. For more information contact Tania Corbett / +44 7824 824 359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk

Sustainable Fashion: Following on from the success of Oxfam’s Second-hand September, Oxfam continues to campaign on sustainable fashion. For more information, contact: Cordelia Kretzschmar / +44 7469 930453 / ckretzschmar1@oxfam.org.uk

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March

March (TBC): Oxfam launching a campaign to encourage people to look at their own impact on the environment and ask the Government to move further and faster to reduce carbon emissions. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

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 is focusing on how the climate emergency is affecting women. Contact: Tania Corbett / +44 7824 824359 / tcorbett1@oxfam.org.uk

9 March (TBC): Oxfam report looking at the experiences of Rohingya women in Myanmar and Bangladesh. For more information or to arrange an interview contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

11 March: UK Budget. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment on measures to address the climate emergency, inequality and overseas aid. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

Mid-March (TBC): Publication of report on unpaid care. The report will look at how unpaid caring responsibilities and underpaid care work, both predominately undertaken by women, are linked with poverty in the UK. Contact: Sarah Dransfield / + 44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

14-15 March: First 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. Oxfam will be assessing the impact across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and offering interviews and case studies. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / 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 814980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

22 March: World Water Day. Oxfam will be highlighting the link between water and climate change. Contact: Tania Corbett / +44 7824 824359 / tcorbett1@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 

April

April (TBC): Parliament to publish the final report of the Climate Assembly UK, the citizens’ assembly tasked with looking at how the UK will reach its net-zero emissions target. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

3 April: UN pledging conference for Yemen will take place in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. For interviews and information on Yemen, contact Sarah Grainger: +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

14-17 April: World Bank and IMF spring meetings, Washington DC, USA. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk    

15-16 April: World Humanitarian Forum, London. Contact Oxfam’s Media Unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

16-17 April: G20 Finance ministers and central bank governors, Washington DC, USA. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk    

22 April: Earth Day. 50 years on from the first Earth Day, this year’s theme is climate action. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

25 April: Five years since Nepal earthquake. For case studies and stories of recovery, contact Oxfam’s Media Unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

26 April: London Marathon. For case studies contact Oxfam’s Media Unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

May

15 May: International Day of Families. Oxfam is part of the Families Together coalition, calling for an end to unfair rules which are keeping refugee families apart. Contact: Sarah Dransfield / + 44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

21-31 May: Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales. Oxfam will be participating at this year’s festival. Contact: Emma Fabian / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

23 May (TBC): Deadline for the Government of Myanmar due to report back to International Court of Justice on implementation of ‘provisional measures’ to protect Rohingya. Oxfam spokespeople available for comment. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

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