What the situation is and why it's important
Since the year 2000, over 2500 people have died while crossing the Arizona-Mexico border. Most of these deaths are caused by dehydration and exposure to the harsh desert environment. These people are crossing into the United States for an array of reasons. Some are fleeing violence and persecution, some are seeking economic opportunities, while others are just trying to reunite with family members.
A handful of humanitarian aid groups such as No More Deaths, Tucson Samaritans, and Humane Borders have organized to alleviate this death and suffering, but it's still not enough.
Who we are
We are a group of students who have come together as part of a course taught by Dr. Scott Warren, who has extensive experience along the Arizona-Mexico border. The course explores the humanitarian crisis of death and suffering of undocumented border-crossers.
What we're doing
We are traveling to the Arizona-Mexico border to provide humanitarian aid in the form of food, water, medical care, and other life-saving supplies. Not only will this directly impact the lives of people crossing the desert along the border, but it will also provide invaluable hands on experience for all involved.