May 2021 – Humane Borders COVID-19 New Volunteer Protocol 
Humane Borders is currently welcoming a limited number of new volunteers who have been fully vaccinated to join us in the desert. To keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are requiring that all of our volunteers - veterans, drivers, and new people alike - be fully vaccinated, and to be able to provide copies of vaccination cards as proof.
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 »

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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 +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”
    12 February 2021 By taglineadmin in English

    Immigration Fact Sheet by Bradford James

    Immigration Fact Sheet by Bradford James
    Read more +13 January 2021 By admin in English

    Undocumented border crosser deaths nearly tie county record

    January 12, 2021 By Jorge Encinas The Office of the Medical Examiner reported a near-record breaking year for undocumented border-crosser deaths in 2020, with 220 remains recovered in Pima County. On Oct. 8, County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry reported 177 UBC remains recovered in the first three quarters of 2020, and projected 200 by year’s end.