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 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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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

Congratulations Anoosheh for completing the London Marathon

Congratulations Anoosheh for completing the London Marathon

Hostage International wants to say a huge thank you to Anoosheh and Aryan Ashoori for their marathon efforts to not only raise funds for Hostage International but also help raise the profile of the charity. Anoosheh…

Anoosheh Ashoori: Something good must come out of my experience

Anoosheh Ashoori: 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 trained tirelessly to run the London Marathon in 2022 for Hostage International – you…

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…