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.

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News and Views

“No regrets” –  Terry Waite 30 years on from his release

“No regrets” – Terry Waite 30 years on from his release

  “It doesn’t seem like thirty years, they’ve gone remarkably quickly,” explained Terry. “I still remember those days, but strangely enough, I don’t look back and deeply regret them; I wouldn’t want to go through that…

My experience: I’m running for my brother

My experience: I’m running for my brother

One woman’s brother was kidnapped in Latin-America a few years ago and every day she lives with the fact that he has never been found. She now lives in the UK with her family. Here, she…

WE MADE IT –  BEIRUT & BACK – CHALLENGE FOR ALL!

WE MADE IT – BEIRUT & BACK – CHALLENGE FOR ALL!

To mark the 30th anniversary of our co-founder Terry Waite’s release from captivity, Hostage International embarked on its first ever challenge fundraising event in September 2021 to raise much-needed funds for the charity. More than £10,000…

My Experience: Ten Years on from Being Kidnapped

My Experience: Ten Years on from Being Kidnapped

Hostage International trustee and former hostage, Judith Tebbutt, reflects on the decade following her kidnap. Ten years ago, on 11 September 2011, I was abducted by Somali pirates whilst on holiday in Kenya with my husband…