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

Deutsche Welle (Germany): “No More Deaths helps immigrants survive treacherous desert journey to US”

No More Deaths helps immigrants survive treacherous desert journey to US

Deutsche Welle (Germany), November 1, 2014

Somewhere on the border. For just short of an hour Dan Wilson has dragged himself and a rucksack full of supplies through the barren, scorching plain. Continue reading Deutsche Welle (Germany): “No More Deaths helps immigrants survive treacherous desert journey to US”

Statement of Arizona border communities on the Central America refugee crisis

No More Deaths is one of eighteen signatories of this statement.

Recently, the US Senate failed to pass a border security appropriations bill, while the House of Representatives adjourned for August without responding in a viable way to the Obama administration’s request for emergency funding to address the issue of child refugees fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

As border communities in Arizona who’ve witnessed the most damaging effects of twenty years of militarization and security-first approaches to immigration policy, it was both alarming and unconscionable Continue reading Statement of Arizona border communities on the Central America refugee crisis

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