SUPPORTING FAMILIES OF HOSTAGES AND HOSTAGES AFTER THEIR RELEASE

 

“It is frustrating because I try to explain how it feels, but people can’t understand. That is where Hostage International makes a big difference. The charity highlights the effects of kidnap on anyone affected and offers support from people who do understand what it is like, or have experienced this terrible crime.”

A former hostage talking about adjusting to life back home.

 

 

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Hostage International offers independent emotional and practical support to families affected by a loved one held hostage, and to returning hostages. The team also has extensive experience in delivering training for employers in best practice in family support.

  • Services: Direct emotional & practical support, Training & Education, Policy support
  • Information: Families, Former Hostages, Organisations
  • Resources: Information about kidnapping, Guides, Videos
  • Training: Education in family and employee support for organisations

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Resources & Information

Based on our experience of supporting hundreds of families over many years, we have comprehensive information and resources to support you should a family member or employee be affected by a kidnap.

News and Views

Something good must come out of my experience

Something good must come out of my experience

After nearly five years, Anoosheh Ashoori is finally free from being held in arbitrary detention in Iran. Alongside his son, Aryan, he is now training to run the London Marathon for Hostage International – please support…

New partnership to have transformative effect on traumatised former hostages

New partnership to have transformative effect on traumatised former hostages

More former hostages are now able to receive bespoke psychological treatment, following a new partnership we’ve forged with Trauma Treatment International (TTI).   Thanks to funding from the MSN Family Trust, Hostage International is now able…

We urge media and the public to give returning hostages privacy

We urge media and the public to give returning hostages privacy

Hostage International is always delighted to hear of the release of hostages and we sincerely hope that families will be given privacy, space, and time to be with their loved ones.   As a charity that…

Books: ‘Often out of great suffering something creative can emerge’

Books: ‘Often out of great suffering something creative can emerge’

This World Book Day we are highlighting books written by those who have experienced the trauma of being taken hostage or having had a loved one taken. Spanning many decades, there has been much research around…