Kino Border Initiative
The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a binational organisation that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the US and Mexico a reality. Its mission is to promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity through humanitarian aid, education and research/advocacy. The Kino Border Initiative staffs two works that respond to the critical humanitarian needs of deported migrants:
Aid Center for Deported Migrants (CAMDEP – Initials in Spanish)
The CAMDEP provides two meals a day to migrant men, women and children deported to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, as well as clothing and hygiene products. In addition, the CAMDEP staff assists with abuse documentation and case management services. Furthermore, CAMDEP provides space to other groups such as San Toribio Romo Migrante, A.C., No More Deaths, and the Samaritans so that they may offer assistance to migrants and deported persons that need help with making phone calls to family members, searching for missing persons, and receiving money from their families for their immediate needs.
Nazareth House is a shelter for migrant women and children, to respond to their vulnerability in the streets of Nogales, Sonora. It is a safe space where women and children can bathe, eat, sleep, call their families and reflect on their experience.