In the district Mannar/Vavunia, there are many huts and temporary shelters. Due to the war, the people were not able to carry out everyday tasks in the long run. So, they could hardly do any work or agriculture. For many years it was not possible for them to live in real houses or to imagine a future without war. They lacked the hope for a better life and for a good future.
Most families are rather large with an average of four children and are quite poor. Some mothers have gone abroad to earn money for building a house or educate the children. Some of them could not return to their families. So now the grandparents take care of the children. Some family fathers are alcoholics, others are drug addicts.