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

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: Almost 1800 people have now died from Ebola and a second case has been reported in Goma, the biggest city in eastern DRC, which is home to 2 million people. Oxfam is working with communities to help prevent the spread of the virus as well as responding to other on-going crises in the country. Contact: Sarah Dransfield / + 44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

Sustainable Fashion: Oxfam is campaigning on sustainable fashion throughout the summer. Oxfam volunteers will campaign at numerous music festivals, leading up to Oxfam’s Second-hand September which challenges people to say no to new clothing for the month. For more information contact Harriet Hernando: +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

August

1 August: A year after the current Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the virus, violent conflict and inadequate healthcare are creating a lethal mix. A second case in Goma shows potential for virus to spiral out of control. Widespread turmoil caused by increased violence and displacements in the country are hampering efforts to control the Ebola virus, which is part of a much wider humanitarian crisis. Across the DRC over 12.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, yet the country has only received a quarter of the emergency funding it needs so far this year, leaving a shortfall of $1.2 billion. Contact: Sarah Dransfield / + 44 7884 114825 / sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

8 August: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report Climate Change and Land released. For Oxfam comment and case studies contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

9 August: One year since dozens of children were killed when their school bus was bombed in Sa’ada, northern Yemen. Oxfam is calling for the UK government to stop selling arms to any of the warring parties in Yemen and for a nationwide ceasefire. For interviews and information contact: Sarah Grainger / +44 7810 181514 / sgrainger1@oxfam.org.uk

19 August: World Humanitarian Day. This year’s theme is women humanitarian workers. To arrange an interview with a female aid worker, contact Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

22 August: New Oxfam briefing on how G7 countries are tackling inequality, ahead of the G7 leaders’ summit in France. The report will include new statistics, analysis and recommendations. Contact: Melanie Kramers / +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

25 August: Second anniversary of the violence that led to the Rohingya crisis. Oxfam will be releasing new research on the status of more than a million Rohingya living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photos and spokespeople available in both Myanmar and Bangladesh. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

25-27 August: G7 in France. Inequality expected to be a key focus. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on issues affecting people in poverty. Contact Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

27 August: Oxfam will publish new research into the impact of carbon emissions from the UK consumption of new clothing. For more information contact: Emma Fabian / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

September

Second-hand September: For one month Oxfam is challenging people to say no to new clothes to highlight the impact throwaway fashion has on the environment. For more information contact: Harriet Hernando / +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

September (date TBC): Donations celebrities made to Oxfam following Glastonbury festival will be available to buy from the Oxfam Online Shop. For more information contact: Harriet Hernando / +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

7 September: Oxfam’s first ever superstore opens in Oxford. The superstore promises to be a destination shopping experience offering a treasure trove of unique, great value items. It will also double as a vibrant community space and include an on-site café, housed in an Oxfam water tank. For more information contact: Sophie Bowell / +44 7810 814980 / sbowell@oxfam.org.uk

9-15 September: Remember A Charity Week. Oxfam is asking people to consider leaving a gift in their will to Oxfam, to help support work to fight poverty. Free will-writing service offered. Contact: Emma Fabian / +44 7825 503274 / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk

13-17 September: London Fashion Week. Oxfam will be collecting donations from the fashion world as the designers of haute couture make a stand against throwaway fashion. Oxfam spokespeople will be available for interview. For more information contact: Harriet Hernando / +44 7557 077008 / hhernando1@oxfam.org.uk

19 September: Ahead of the UN Climate Summit, Oxfam will be releasing new analysis on the humanitarian impact of the climate crisis in East and Southern Africa. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

20-27 September: Global Climate Strike. Oxfam spokespeople will be available to talk about the impact of the climate crisis on the world’s poorest people. Two students from Malawi will also be visiting the UK as part of the Global Campaign for Education and will be available to talk about the impact of drought in their community. For more information contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

23 September: UN Climate Change Summit. Oxfam spokespeople will be at the conference and available for interview. Contact: Kai Tabacek / +44 7584 265077 / ktabacek1@oxfam.org.uk

October

October: Oxjam music festival – fundraising for Oxfam. Now in its 12th year, Oxjam celebrates the UK’s grassroots music scene in nationwide gigs organised by Oxfam’s music-loving volunteers. Contact Oxfam’s media unit on: +44 7748 761999 / media.unit@oxfam.org.uk

October (date TBC): Oxfam release report and case studies on dignified work as part of its Behind the Barcodes supermarket campaign. Contact: Lisa Rutherford / +44 7917 791 836 / lrutherford@oxfam.org.uk

October: Oxfam Volunteering campaign. A broadcast radio campaign with people talking about their volunteering experience, the circumstances that prompted them to volunteer for Oxfam and the friendships they have made. Contact: Emma Fabian / Senior PR Press Officer / efabian1@oxfam.org.uk / +44 7825 503 274

18-20 October: World Bank and IMF annual meetings. Oxfam spokespeople available to comment on issues affecting people in poverty, including inequality and the climate crisis. Contact: Melanie Kramers / +44 7825 088894 / mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

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