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Wall of the refuge of Las Patronas
A volunteer at las Patronas registers migrants and explains the rules of the refuge.
Volunteers of Las Patronas preparing bags of arroz (rice) in the kitchen of the shelter before the passage of the train.
The food is packaged so it can be tossed to migrants as the trains go by.
Volunteers of Las Patronas preparing bottles of recycled water, to throw them to the migrants on the moving train.
When they hear the train arrive the group prepares on the edge of the track with the precious bags in order to distribute them.
The train approaching; one of the Patronas alerts the migrants to their presence by shouting "Comida! (Food!)"
Passage of the train with the migrants trying to catch the bags of food that las Patronas offer them.
The food and water the migrants catch may make the difference between life and death on the train.
Leader of Las Patronas group passing bottles of water to migrants.