POSTPONED: Finding Solace in Survival – an opportunity to hear Terry Waite CBE, Judith Tebbutt and John McCarthy CBE in conversation at the Old Bailey

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus Hostage International is disappointed to announce that it must again postpone its unique event at the Old Bailey, with the aim of moving it to Spring 2021. The ‘Finding Solace in Survival’...

The wonderful distraction of books: Reading to support children

Books have been key for many throughout lockdown and with September upon us, and the long-awaited return to school following months of disruption caused by Covid-19, we’re looking at literature to support children. We hope the return to...

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…

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…