Humane Borders is now welcoming fully vaccinated volunteers to help us service dozens of water stations that we maintain along the border. We hope to hear from you soon.

Who We Are and What We Do

Humane Borders, motivated by faith and the universal need for kindness, established 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. Creating a just and humane environment in the borderlands is vital to this mission. To that end, we work with government land managers and non-profit groups to make water and other lifesaving resources available to migrants on both sides of the border.

Founded in the summer of the year 2000, Humane Borders, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that since our beginning has worked in the desert with the support of hundreds of volunteers, Pima County, and the City of Tucson. Volunteering is our primary way of educating the public about how they can help diminish death and suffering on the border. 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, religious groups, and other organizations to continue our work.

As of November 2021, 3,790 immigrants have died trying to cross the vast Arizona Sonoran Desert. Many more haven't been found.

 Ways You Can Help

Donate Online

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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