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 +06 February 2017 By admin in English, Humane Borders News, Videos

Sanctuary Movement

One of the most frequently mentioned obligations in the Bible is to “welcome the stranger.” Since the 1980s, churches and synagogues have offered sanctuary to undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Correspondent Lucky Severson reports on the current sanctuary movement from Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona where it first began, and talks with the church’s pastor,
Cabeza ReflaggingRead more +21 December 2016 By admin in Humane Borders News

Newsletter December 2016

From Dinah Bear, Chair of Humane Borders I want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past year. We are very grateful for every donor and every volunteer who helps us fulfill our mission of preventing death in the desert. And indeed, that task continues to be very challenging. The westward trend in
MANUEL PADILLA, THE BORDER PATROL’S NEW SECTOR CHIEFRead more +23 September 2016 By admin in English


EG: The debate over immigration is so polarized. How do you handle critics who say the Border Patrol is not being aggressive enough, not doing enough to secure the border, and others who say the opposite? MP: For me, disagreement doesn’t mean disrespect. We are going to have opposing views. It would be boring to