As protests continue throughout Kenya, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are responding to the additional needs created by the violence of recent weeks. In Nairobi, where MSF has provided HIV/AIDS and TB care in the slums for more than 10 years, medical teams have set up extra clinics and first aid posts in order to assist any people wounded during the protests. MSF teams in Busia and Homa Bay are continuing to provide HIV/AIDS care and are assisting displaced people. In other parts of western Kenya, MSF emergency teams that arrived in the country to help deal with the increased needs continue to provide assistance to the thousands of people who have been affected by the violence. One of the main challenges will now be to continue to respond to indirect consequences of violence on the most vulnerable displaced people, who will probably remain displaced for months.

In response to the violence which has hit Nairobi in the last few days, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided care to wounded people in health centres located in Mathare and Kibera slums as well as in referral hospitals. Filipe Ribeiro and Rémi Carrier run MSF activities in Mathare and Kibera respectively. Here they talk about the last few days of violence in Nairobi.

On top of the violence that has been raging in the post-elections crisis in Kenya, there is an issue of great concern for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): HIV and tuberculosis (TB) patients who have failed to show up for their appointments and collect their life-saving medicines.

As violent clashes flared in parts of Kenya over the weekend of Jan. 26 and 27, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams were on hand to provide much needed support in Nakuru and Naivasha district hospitals. In Nakuru MSF teams helped treat 157 wounded patients in two days. In Naivasha, 30 people were cared for. MSF teams have been working in and around Nakuru, a city located in the Rift Valley, since early December 2007, when people started being displaced in the run up to the national election.

Over the past week, aid workers for the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have witnessed the forced return and resettlement of displaced people living in Endebess camp, western Kenya. Inhabitants of the camp are being threatened and told to leave, although many of them fear returning to their place of origin or have nowhere to go.

For the last three weeks, staff of the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been stopped at road blocks and prevented by local authorities from providing medical assistance to the civilian population of Mount Elgon. MSF is calling on the authorities to lift the restrictions that have been imposed and allow resumption of vital humanitarian relief. "We were helping thousands of civilians until a few weeks ago and are extremely concerned for them.

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As the sun rises in Homa Bay, in Nyanza Province of western Kenya,

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