HAVONOS is an organization in Holland that is designed to help those affected by the war in Northern Sri Lanka; they work in partnership with the Oblates of the Jaffna Province. The Oblates organize mini-programs, on behalf of HAVANOS, to grant support for war-affected widows.

On December 11, 2015, thirty-one widows from around Mankulam were granted first installments to start poultry or dairy farms. Additional help will be made available in order to establish a regular livelihood for these widows who are the only breadwinners in their families. Similar mini-programs are scheduled for the widows around Mullikulam, Kilinochchi, and Yakkachi.

It is to be noted that there are an estimated 90,000 war-widows and 160,000 amputees as a result of the 30 year civil war in Sri Lanka. These widows fall under either or both of these categories: some have lost their husbands while others’ husbands have lost their limbs. Compounding these problems, some of these widows themselves are amputees and are displaced persons, living on temporary land. (http://www.omijaffna.com/)