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Hostage International is a unique charity delivering essential emotional and practical support to those affected by the kidnap or illegal detention of a loved one, and to hostages and detainees after their release.

Our 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

As an international charity, we have trained volunteer caseworkers based in multiple countries, including Australia, Canada, and across Europe, delivering support in English and a growing number of languages including French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

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Hostage International relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to deliver its vital services around the world.

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CURRENT FUNDRAISING EVENTS: 

Join us at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, in London UK on Thursday 7 March 2024 with Sir Terry Waite KCMG, John McCarthy CBE, Judith Tebbutt and Anoosheh Ashoori. Buy your tickets here!

Also check out our auction that is running alongside the event, crammed with fantastic lots – holiday homes, unique tours, sports tickets, artworks, restaurants and experiences.

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.

Hostage International’s expertise is in supporting those affected by kidnapping or arbitrary detentions outside their home country. We are not involved in the resolution of these incidents but fill a much-needed gap in helping people cope with the day-to-day difficulties caused by kidnaps and illegal detentions.

News and Views

Unique 20th anniversary event brings together former hostages at the Old Bailey in London

Unique 20th anniversary event brings together former hostages at the Old Bailey in London

Former hostages Sir Terry Waite KCMG CBE, John McCarthy CBE, Judith Tebbutt and Anoosheh Ashoori, will be joining together in conversation at the Old Bailey, Central Criminal Court in London, UK, to help raise funds for…

Sir Terry celebrates knighthood with friends and colleagues

Sir Terry celebrates knighthood with friends and colleagues

President and co-founder of Hostage International, Sir Terry Waite KCMG CBE, celebrated his knighthood with friends, staff and volunteers from three charities close to his heart – Hostage International, Emmaus and Y-Care. Sir Terry was appointed…

My Experience: Hostage International helped us do something constructive with this horrible experience

My Experience: Hostage International helped us do something constructive with this horrible experience

Canadian Robert Hall cashed in his life savings, bought a boat and sailed her halfway across the world to be with the woman he loved. He was a devoted father, brother, grandfather, uncle and a talented…

Yoga and movement to support and restore – International Day of Yoga 2023

Yoga and movement to support and restore – International Day of Yoga 2023

Yoga is practiced by many across the world, and 21 June is the International Day of Yoga, as proclaimed by the United Nations. To highlight this day, we’ve been speaking with Catie, previously a lawyer, who…

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