This thematic issue on mobility in the Horn of Africa includes Maru’s comprehensive survey of the legal and institutional frameworks on migration in the IGAD region. The co-authored article by Farah and Toure surveys the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors that drive migration in the Horn region. Van Reisen departs from the general theme of the issue in that it is a masterful survey of the key problems besetting the European Union’s policies and interventions in the face of increased migration to its shores and also identifies the evolution of EU policy overtime. The article by Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge surveys the neglected subject of labour migration from the region to South Sudan. Read it here.