Why data matter: Calling for data that count all children

After the SOS Children's Village in Juba had to be evacuated in July 2016, the SOS families are settling in at their temporary homes in the South Sudanese capital. Life has slowly returned to normal for the children despite the ongoing security challenges in the country.

Through these assessments it has become clear that there is often a gap between policy and practice, leaving children in vulnerable situations when the system fails to fulfil its obligations.
 
The assessment of each country functions as the basis for national and international advocacy for positive change -- so that every child can grow in a family environment where they are loved and respected, and where they can learn and realise their rights.