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

Donate Online

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

Volunteer Your Time

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 +01 September 2017 By admin in Humane Borders News

Humane Borders T-Shirts

For the first time in almost a decade, Humane Borders has new t-shirts. They come in blue only and we have women’s and men’s sizes S to XXL. The price is a mere twenty dollars with three additional dollars for shipping and handling. They’re chic, trend-setting and stylish. Be the first kid on your block
Read more +12 June 2017 By admin in English, Humane Borders News, The Desert Fountain

We Still Need Volunteers

by Dinah Bear, Humane Borders Board Chair “Hasn’t most of the migration stopped? It doesn’t look like there is much water use at your stations. Why do you still need volunteers?”Questions like these are being asked by some individuals and they are fair and understandable questions. Whatever side of the political spectrum people you are
Read more +20 March 2017 By admin in English, Humane Borders News

Connecting people with the resources to find their missing loved ones in Arizona

ABSTRACT: Undocumented Border Crosser (UBC) deaths in Arizona are a major issue faced by medicolegal authorities. Currently, the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner (MCOME) is in possession of over two hundred unidentified individuals, more than half of whom are presumed to be UBCs. The primary goal of this study was to address the
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