Refugees from Mali continue to stream into the Mbera camp in Mauritania, where they number in the tens of thousands.
Zeinab Mint Hama, 25, with her children Zuber (L), Bon Oumar (2nd L) and Seydna Ali in front of her shelter at Mbera refugee camp in southern Mauritania.
United Nations refugee tents are piled up, awaiting distribution, at Mbera refugee camp in southern Mauritania. Mbera refugee camp was set up for people fleeing violence in northern Mali and is home to more than 64,000 people, according to the United Nations' refugee agency, UNHCR.
Refugee camp officials transport tents on a donkey-driven cart in the Mbera refugee camp, about 40 km (25 miles) from the border with Mali. About half of more than 320,000 Malians who have fled their homes due to the conflict in northern Mali have settled in refugee camps in neighbouring countries.
Kadjiatou Mint Sidi, 50, in front of her makeshift shelter at Mbera refugee camp in southern Mauritania. Sidi fled her hometown of Lerneb, Mali, in the beginning of May and rode a donkey-driven cart for six days to arrive at the camp.