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

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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

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My experience: ‘hostage-taking is the most heinous and traumatic of crimes’

My experience: ‘hostage-taking is the most heinous and traumatic of crimes’

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‘No regrets’ –  Terry Waite 30 years on from his release

‘No regrets’ – Terry Waite 30 years on from his release

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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…