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Water 'angels' save migrants on US border

A man looks out towards the US from the Mexican side of the border fence that divides the two countries in San Diego, California, August 20, 2014The so-called “Border Angels” hide bottles of water in the desert along the border, where temperatures can top 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius). “Lots of them die of thirst while crossing,” said Enrique Morones, his arms full of water bottles near the fence in California’s Imperial Valley designed to stem the tide of migrants from central America. “The lack of water is the primary cause of death for the 10,000 people who have died while illegally crossing these desert regions,” said Morones, a Mexican-American from San Diego who founded Border Angels 20 years ago. Staff members leave the large water bottles under shrubs on both sides of the border, from Sonora and Baja California in Mexico to Arizona and California.

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