`Linking' and `Empowering': key concepts for intervention following war and disaster

Civil violence affects people as individuals, small groups (for example families), communities and society as a whole. Attempts to help the victims of violence, displacement, and trauma, then, must address each of these strata. The author draws on his experience as former Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Programme for Survivors of Violence, in South Africa, to illustrate this.