In Shan state in eastern Myanmar, near the border with China, more than 2,600 people were evacuated to four monasteries and a church after armed groups attacked military outposts and police stations in the towns of Muse and Kutkai and a trading area on 20 November (Ministry of Information, 22 November 2016).
In the west of the country, as many as 500 Rohingya people already displaced in Rakhine state by clashes on 9 October crossed into Bangladesh on 21 November. The Myanmar government returned some displaced people to their homes (Thomson Reuters, 21 November 2016). In the week ending 24 November, Bangladeshi border guards detained and forcibly returned hundreds of Rohingya to Myanmar. Access restrictions have hampered the delivery of aid to displaced people (Amnesty, 24 November 2016).