This regional discussion paper is an annex to the background paper on the Migrants in Countries in Crisis initiative dated February 2015 (”MICIC Background Paper”). The MICIC Background Paper presents the history, purpose, scope, and background of the initiative, while this regional annex provides background that is especially relevant to the East and Southern Africa regions. This report is organized into two key sections. First an analysis is provided on migration including trends, patterns and drivers of migration from and to East and Southern Africa, current crises in the region, migrants at risk, and relevant regional legal frameworks governing migration issues in the region. Second, an assessment of notable practices is provided that addresses the pre-crisis, emergency, and post-crisis phases. The countries covered by this document and regional consultation are: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.