19 Dec. 2017
Rohingya refugees sail on an improvised raft across the Naf River to reach Bangladesh, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 29, 2017. Reuters photographer Susana Vera: "Unable to pay for the exorbitant fees charged by the boatmen, many Rohingya families stranded on Myanmar's shores in desperate conditions resort to making make-shift rafts with bamboo poles and plastic jerrycans to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh. The risk of something going wrong in such flimsy devices is high, but for many families fleeing the violence in Myanmar, those home-made rafts are the only option to get to safety." REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo SEARCH "POY ROHINGYA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2017 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.