Question Time with co-founders Terry Waite & Carlo Laurenzi

Join our co-founders of Hostage International Terry Waite CBE and Carlo Laurenzi OBE, with our CEO Lara Symons, for a chat on Tuesday 29 June at 7.30pm. So many people have so many questions about Hostage International we...

Uncertainty around Covid-19 delays plans for ‘Finding Solace in Survival’ fundraising event

After months of uncertainty, we are disappointed to announce that we will no longer be holding our Finding Solace in Survival fundraising event at the Old Bailey this year. Lara Symons, Director of Hostage International, said: “It is with a...

World Book Day competition winners announced

World Book Day competition winners announced

To celebrate #WorldBookDay on 4 March 2021, authors Terry Waite CBE and Colin Freeman donated a copy of their latest books to give away, each with the offer of a personalised message from the author. The…

My experience: Kidnapped in Somalia

My experience: Kidnapped in Somalia

Colin Freeman, journalist and former foreign correspondent at the Sunday Telegraph, highlights how Hostage International supported his loved ones when he was kidnapped in 2008 One November afternoon back in 2008, my Dad got a phone…

Chris’s story: ex-hostage adjusts to life back home

Chris’s story: ex-hostage adjusts to life back home

It is five years since Chris returned to the UK, after a terrifying ordeal when he was kidnapped when working as a mineral products expert in Nigeria. Hostage International helped him through the difficult time adjusting…

Adjusting to social isolation

Adjusting to social isolation

As people across the world make adjustments needed to deal with the complexities around Covid-19, for some it may be the first time they are discovering what it means to lose their freedom and experience some…

Fundraiser raises nearly £500 for Hostage International

Fundraiser raises nearly £500 for Hostage International

Chris Conrad has raised nearly £500 to support the work of Hostage International after taking on the infamous Yellow Brick Road assault course in the USA. Chris, a chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police, finished the…

Obituary: David Alexander

Obituary: David Alexander

David Alexander: A life committed to supporting others   Emeritus Professor David Alexander was an instrumental figure at Hostage International, where from its founding days he was a key volunteer advisor and member of the charity’s…

Gift Aid your donation

Gift Aid your donation

Hostage International can boost every £1 donation by 25p, through the UK Gift Aid Scheme. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim the tax you pay on your donation to us, or on those…

Report: Giving Voice to Survivors

Report: Giving Voice to Survivors

Hostage International supports families when a loved one is kidnapped (usually for financial gain or political/ ideological ends)  and also assists hostages after they return home. Our support is entirely confidential, which means that we do…