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MEDIA ADVISORY: Oxfam humanitarian response in Haiti - interviews available this weekend

By Oxfam

For interviews in the US:  Helen DaSilva, [email protected], 617-331-2984
For coordinating interviews in Haiti:  Maura Hart, [email protected], 202-476-0093

Oxfam is an international relief and development organization currently working in Haiti to deliver clean water and sanitation equipment to 92,000 people in seven camps.

Oxfam America is one of the beneficiaries of this evening’s telethon, “Hope for Haiti Now:  A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.” The two-hour special will air on all major networks at 8:00 pm ET/PT and 7:00 pm CT. The line-up of stars includes musical performances by Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Oxfam Ambassadors Coldplay, Bono, and others.  The special is being produced by George Clooney in partnership with MTV.

Oxfam America has the following staff available for interviews this weekend:

IN HAITI

Liz Lucas, Humanitarian Response, Oxfam America
Liz Lucas is currently on the ground with Oxfam’s humanitarian response team in Haiti. 

IN THE US

Raymond C. Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
Mr. Offenheiser is a recognized leader on issues such as poverty alleviation, human rights, foreign assistance, and international development.  He is available to comment on humanitarian response, agricultural investment in Haiti, reconstruction, and US development policy.

Michael Delaney, Director of Humanitarian Response, Oxfam America
Mr. Delaney has lead Oxfam America’s response to emergencies including Iraq, Afghanistan, the El Salvador earthquake and Hurricane Mitch in Central America. He is available to comment on Oxfam’s response in Haiti and broad issues regarding humanitarian response and reconstruction.

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