Humane Borders is now welcoming fully vaccinated volunteers to help us service dozens of water stations that we maintain along the border.


We are also seeking an intern for light office work and to fill in as needed on water runs - Learn More Here >>


We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for supporting Humane Borders! 

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 3,400 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 +16 June 2021 By admin in Newsletters Use This for The Newsletter Page

    June 2021

    IN THIS ISSUE: In Rememberance of Jean Kreyche Letter from the Chair Tucson Artist Melo Dominguez Solar Lights at Water Stations Search and Rescue Lois Martin READ THE JUNE 2021 NEWSLETTER
    Read more +27 May 2021 By admin in English

    Strict Border Enforcement Policies Put Migrants in Harm’s Way. Title 42 Is No Exception.

    Migrants were found lost in the desert, tucked under rocks in the mountains, and trapped by the rushing tides of the Rio Grande. Some were experiencing heat exhaustion in 115-degree weather, while others nearly died from hypothermia. In Laredo, Texas, one woman was found falling in and out of consciousness from dehydration. In the Jacumba
    Read more +12 February 2021 By taglineadmin in English

    2020 was deadliest year for migrants crossing unlawfully into US via Arizona

    Remains of 227 migrants found last year, said Humane Borders, while at least 7,000 have died along US-Mexico border since 1998 When the remains of two undocumented migrants were found in the desert of south-western Arizona last July, one body lay next to an arrow drawn in the sand, pointing north, with the word “HELP”
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