Over the last 10 years, the number of deaths in the Arizona desert has skyrocketed. Increased militarization of our borders has done nothing to deter people from crossing; it only makes it more treacherous to do so.
There’s a massive humanitarian crisis happening within the boundaries of our own country, but you can do something to help.
Tucson-based No More Deaths (No Más Muertes) is one of several great organizations in Arizona working to mitigate the number of deaths in the desert by placing water and supplies at heavily traveled spots along the way.
For $20, organizers at No More Deaths can deliver 12 gallons of water, six pairs of clean socks and six cans of beans to the desert, likely saving a migrant’s life.
Click here to fund a water and supplies drop for only $20.
Can’t give $20? Click here to give $5.
Because most migrants can only carry a couple of gallons of water with them, they often run out of water with 20 to 30 miles to go on their journey. This leads to thousands of unnecessary deaths each year.
Since 2004, No More Deaths has maintained a humanitarian presence in the 262-square-mile corridor where over half of known migrant deaths in recent years have occurred. They rely heavily on donations to provide these critical resources.
Click here to donate and provide water and other needed supplies to a migrant in need.
Thank you for saving a life.
This action is a part of our #AZDispatch campaign, which aims to expose some of the most unjust practices in our current immigration system and to elevate the stories and voices of local activists fighting back against those practices.
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