It has been more than a month since a power sharing deal was reached between the Party of National Unity and the Orange Democratic Movement in Kenya. In recent weeks the security situation has improved considerably in many parts of the country and MSF teams are planning on phasing out activities in some locations.
However, as the long rains are starting and thousands of people are still living in displaced person's camps, either unwilling or unable to go home, MSF medical and logistical staff will continue to assist those affected by the violence, as well as providing HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and kala azar treatment and care in long-running projects in the country.
Near to Kitale, which is also in the Rift Valley, MSF teams have replaced the tents that they built at the end of January in Endebess camp with 800 more robust structures. Although the camp is crowded, the tents provide much better shelter than the plastic sheeting that was originally put up as a temporary measure.