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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:

Turkmenistan’s outward show of health and prosperity to the international community is masking a dangerous public health situation as the existence of infectious disease is denied, medical data is systemically manipulated and international standards and protocols are rarely applied in practice according to the experience of the international medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as detailed in a new report published this week.

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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