Met police officer is fundraising for Hostage International by taking on gruelling assault course

The FBI National Academy’s training assault course in Quantico is not for the faint-hearted, but Hostage International supporter Chris Conrad is taking it on to fundraise for the charity. Chris, a Chief Inspector at the Metropolitan Police will...

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 mental health...

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…

Loneliness in the event of a kidnapping

Loneliness in the event of a kidnapping

Families affected by the kidnap of a loved one often suffer extreme loneliness, not only because their loved one is absent, but also because they may not be able to discuss what has happened with anyone…

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…

#WordsMatter Campaign

#WordsMatter Campaign

‘‘Don’t add to the hatred, and the division, and the fear’’ Justine Merton-Scott, a victim of the terror attack in the Bataclan, Paris. On 25th September 2018, the Global Coalition against Daesh launched the #WordsMatter campaign…

Podcast: 977 days as a hostage of Somali Pirates

Podcast: 977 days as a hostage of Somali Pirates

Michael Scott Moore is a member of Hostage US’s Board of Directors and was kidnapped by a Somali criminal gang for 977 days. You can listen to the UN Dispatch interview with him here. In the…

Celebrating an Evening with Terry Waite CBE

Celebrating an Evening with Terry Waite CBE

We are pleased to announce that an Evening with Terry Waite CBE was a success in commemorating our past Honorary Secretary David Wilkinson. The event brought together over 200 people, most of whom were friends and…