Church bells ring on the anniversary of Terry Waite’s release from captivity

The din of Trafalgar Square’s rush hour seemed to fade for a few minutes on Monday 18 November as the bells of St Martins in the Fields rang in honour of the anniversary of Terry Waite’s release from...

Former hostages join together to celebrate Ingrid Betancourt receiving award

Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt has been presented with a lifetime award to honour her commitment in the field of humanitarian work, at an event hosted by EdmissionUK in association with Hostage International. United at the event were former...

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 you have...

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…