Aid organisations responding to the emergency struggle to assess the needs as aftershocks and severed communications hamper rescue efforts.
More than 280 children (282 boys and 1 girl) have been freed in the final release of children from the Cobra Faction, an armed group in South Sudan.
A 10-day measles immunization campaign is underway in Syria. Aimed at children between six months and five years of age, vaccination will be provided in 1,209 health centres,
In a briefing to the Security Council, Valerie Amos appealed for an end to attacks on education and health facilities, and for the negotiation of humanitarian pauses and days of tranquillity.