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June 08, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International President Dr. Joanne Liu responded today to the communiqué issued by the G7 leaders meeting in Germany at the end of their annual summit:

April 12, 2013

Some 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home. A report released today by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), called Stranded in the desert, calls on aid organizations to urgently renew efforts to meet the refugees’ basic needs.

Roads blocked by flooding. Medical & logistics personnel trying to reach area by helicopter.

10 person team focusing on needs of vulnerable populations, monitoring situation around nuclear plants.

MSF working with Japanese authorities to help many suffering effects of quake.

Will also start clinic to offer aid.

Teams continue north to find others in need.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has sent medical teams to support the government-led earthquake and tsunami response in Japan. Our teams are running mobile clinics and conducting needs assessments, which will determine the full scope of MSF's response. At this point, we are drawing on unrestricted donations to fund our efforts, and we are not requesting or accepting donations specifically earmarked for relief efforts in Japan. We greatly appreciate your generosity and encourage your support of our work.

MSF continues to assist in evacuation centres

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