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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Read more +18 March 2019 By admin in English, Humane Borders News


YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET AT HUMANE BORDERS This event will take place on Sunday, March 31st at 4 pm in our truck yard at 243 W. 33rd Street. (corner of West 33rd St. and S. 9th Ave.) Join us for our annual Blessing of the Fleet, where we
Read more +11 January 2019 By admin in English, Humane Borders News


January 26 @ 8:40 am Anyone who wants to help clean up Humane Border’s mile should meet in front of Humane Borders at 8:40 am Humane Borders is participating in a “All the Way to the Border” cleanup of Arizona State Route 286 on Saturday, January 26th. The cleanup is sponsored by Rancho Sierra Vista
Read more +06 December 2018 By admin in Central American Migration, English, Humane Borders News

December 18 Candlelight Vigil

December 18th Candlelight Vigil December 18th: Southern Arizona humanitarian, religious and Native American leaders will host a candlelight vigil from 4 – 7 PM on Dec. 18 at Evergreen Cemetery (3015 N Oracle Rd), where the remains of hundreds of migrants discovered in the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona have been buried after attempts to