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

Genevieve Jones and Keiler Beers display a harm-reduction kit they assembled to give migrants a better chance of surviving in the desert. The Whitman College graduates won a $10,000 grant and worked over the summer on the No More Deaths project. Photo by Denise Holley.

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

No More Deaths summer volunteers hike by Apache Well Tank, about four miles east of Byrd Camp, near Arivaca, Arizona. Ocotillo
stand tall in the foreground of a desert turned green by monsoon rains. Photo by Steve Johnston.

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