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 +16 October 2020 By admin in English

Sheer Cruelty, Racism, and Disregard

Trump’s immigration policy is all about sowing fear and division. The Progressive Article – Here An interactive digital satellite map, showing where the remains of migrants were found in Arizona’s desert terrain, is a grim reminder of the deadly toll of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. Click on any red dot and words such as “unknown” and
Read more +16 October 2020 By admin in English

Hostile Terrain brings attention to migrant deaths while crossing the border in the Sonoran Desert

The exhibit will be on display in the Fine Arts Building and then the Downtown Center until the end of the semester Pipe Dream Article – Here Since the 1990s, over 3,200 people have died while crossing the Sonoran Desert between Mexico and Arizona. On Oct. 5, a participatory art display debuted in the Grand
10 July 2020 By admin in English

American Immigration Council – Fact Sheet for Immigrants in Arizona

The American Immigration Council just released a new fact sheet detailing the critical role that immigrants play in Arizona. This new data describes the demographic makeup and economic contributions of immigrants in the state, underscoring the role they will play in our economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.  Key details from the Arizona Fact Sheet