Violence erupted in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and in opposition strongholds across the country in response to the controversial elections that took place on December 27 2007.
Around 600 people are feared dead, with around half a million reported to have been displaced.
The internally displaced persons (IDPs) are currently sheltering in parks, churches, police stations and public compounds. Reported incidents of rape have risen dramatically; with the Nairobi Women’s Hospital reporting levels more than double those before the protests began.
The transportation of supplies is beginning to resume as road blocks are lifted and the security situation improves.
However, the violence is escalating and the number of IDPs is increasing. These people are in urgent need of adequate shelter, food and water, clothing and medical aid. Those worst affected are children, women and the elderly.