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

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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

Humane Borders Trucking WaterRead more +02 August 2019 By admin in English, Humane Borders News, Videos

Saving Migrant Lives in the Arizona Desert

Read more +22 July 2019 By admin in English, Humane Borders News

Bellarmine professor goes face-to-face with the stark realities of the US/Mexican border

Frank Hutchins, Special to Courier Journal As we slept comfortably on the nights of June 23 and 24, the desert around us came alive with desperate, hopeful, and — ultimately in many cases — dispirited bodies. We know this because, on the afternoon of June 26 in the U.S. District Court in Tucson, we listened
Read more +06 June 2019 By admin in Central American Migration, English, Humane Borders News

The Desert Fountain – Humane Borders Newsletter May 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: From the Chair – Reflecting Back and Looking Forward Shelter Story – Helping at Migrant Shelters in Mexico Welcome New Board Members and Personnel Humane Borders 7th Annual Blessing of the Fleet A Paean to Truck 5 How Whispering Coyote Water Station Got Its Name READ THE MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER