The Naf River is a 39 mile long river that runs down the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar/Burma. It has recently been the last step in reaching the refugee camps for the Rohingya as they flee the documented atrocities in Burma, described as “textbook ethnic cleansing.” In their desperation, many Rohingya have tried to cross the Naf River with whatever means necessary — be it impromptu boats or hanging onto empty gas cans and trying to swim across. The maximum depth of the vast river is 400 feet, and the average depth is approximately 128 feet.