Humane Borders regrets that, due to COVID-19, we are not able to welcome volunteers at this time, and we are not holding our regularly scheduled Wednesday meetings. As the situation improves, we will reevaluate our policy. Stay safe, and please check back for updates.

Who We Are & What We Do

Humane Borders, motivated by faith and the universal need for kindness, maintains a system of water stations in the Sonoran Desert on routes used by migrants making the perilous journey here on foot. Our primary mission is to save desperate people from a horrible death by dehydration and exposure and to create a just and humane environment in the borderlands. We locate our water stations on government and privately owned land with permission from the landowners.

Founded in the summer of the year 2000, Humane Borders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation run almost exclusively by volunteers. Our focus is strictly humanitarian assistance. Donations to Humane Borders are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and we depend upon gifts from individuals and religious groups of all faiths to continue our work.

Over 3000 have died in the Arizona desert
since January of 1999

 Ways You Can Help

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Humane Borders operates on tax-deductible philanthropic contributions from organizations and people like you. Donate Here »

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Our water runs are regularly scheduled trips, leaving from Tucson, Phoenix, and Ajo to our water stations in the Sonoran Desert. Learn More »

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    What's Happening Now

    Read more +13 January 2021 By admin in English

    Undocumented border crosser deaths nearly tie county record

    January 12, 2021 By Jorge Encinas The Office of the Medical Examiner reported a near-record breaking year for undocumented border-crosser deaths in 2020, with 220 remains recovered in Pima County. On Oct. 8, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry reported 177 UBC remains recovered in the first three quarters of 2020, and projected 200 by year’s end.
    Read more +30 December 2020 By taglineadmin in English

    Arizona migrant border deaths on track for record amid heat

    December 20, 2020 By Anita Snow DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Heat exposure killed 19-year-old Cesar de la Cruz on an Arizona trail in July during his trek up from southern Mexico. The body of Juan Lopez Valencia, another young Mexican man, was discovered Aug. 3 along a dry wash on Native American land. After the
    Read more +17 December 2020 By taglineadmin in Newsletters Use This for The Newsletter Page

    December 2020

    IN THIS ISSUE: Humanitarian Award Donating to Humane Borders Humane Border’s Water Stations Save Lives Ed McCullough Water Station Out-of-State Volunteer Accounts READ THE DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER