Category Archives: Updates

NMD joins searches for missing migrants

This article by Ricky Cheney appeared in our fall newsletter.

¿Cuántos días caminaron? (How many days did you walk?) ¿Cruzaron calles pavimentadas o de tierra? ¿Cuántas? (Did you cross any paved or dirt roads? How many?)

These are the types of questions we ask on our intake forms for searches. We receive reports from family members and individuals who last saw the missing migrant and then respond to the best of our ability. Continue reading NMD joins searches for missing migrants

Students expand kit project that can save lives in the desert

This article by Denise Holley appeared in our fall newsletter.

How can we reduce the chance a person determined to cross the US border will die in the Arizona desert? Equip the crosser with a simple kit: two filters and two vials of Clorox to purify contaminated water, four packets of Vaseline, a fresh pair of socks, a whistle to call for help, and instructions in Spanish. Continue reading Students expand kit project that can save lives in the desert

Reports from abroad: No More Deaths volunteers meet desperate Central Americans

This article by Denise Holley appeared in our fall newsletter.

Jordan Weiner met the Central Americans as they arrived exhausted with blistered feet at a shelter in Tenosique in southern Mexico. Lois Martin traveled to Honduras in 2012 and 2013 and learned why ordinary citizens feared for their lives. Continue reading Reports from abroad: No More Deaths volunteers meet desperate Central Americans

Wrap-up of 2014 volunteer program

This article by volunteer-program coordinators Allison Semmler and Tyler Espinoza appeared in our fall newsletter.

As temperatures in the Sonoran desert rose to over 100 degrees in early June, No More Deaths welcomed the first group of summer volunteers. By the end of the summer program on October 24, over seventy-five volunteers from around the country will have given humanitarian aid at the Arivaca desert camp and the Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Sonora. Continue reading Wrap-up of 2014 volunteer program

No More Deaths’s Gaza solidarity aims to end US border militarization

As a long-term ceasefire sets in over Gaza this week, 51 days of death and destruction leave a grisly toll: at least 2,100 Palestinians are dead, mainly civilians, including more than 500 children, and 11,000 have been injured. A staggering 89 whole families have been wiped out. Additionally, five Israeli civilians, including one child, and 64 soldiers have died since Israel’s massive military assault on the Gaza Strip began. One third of Gaza’s 1.8 million residents are left homeless; Israel destroyed at least 17,000 homes. Continue reading No More Deaths’s Gaza solidarity aims to end US border militarization

Update on dangerous deportations

Recently thousands of people from throughout the US put Janet Napolitano on notice that concerned residents will continue to try to transform the Department of Homeland Security’s practices of dangerous deportations including deportations into cartel strongholds. We at No More Deaths continue to monitor deportation practices and are attempting to support individuals who contact us with stories of abuse and threats. Continue reading Update on dangerous deportations