Buddhists have been fighting the minority Rohingya people in Myanmar's western Rakhine state for the past two weeks.
Throughout five other states in the country, there are rebel armies, all fighting against the central government.
Many want to form independent states and some of them are said to use the drug trade for funding.
In Kachin State, the government's fragile peace with the Kachin Independence Army has collapsed.
Myanmar's army launched an offensive in June, which so far has forced about 60.000 people from their homes.
Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay has this exclusive report.