Against the backdrop of Covid-19, this past year has seen an increase in people reaching out to us for support. We rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to deliver its vital services. Please give what you can.
Without you our families and former hostages would be unable to access the dedicated and professional support needed to help them through their ordeal and overcome the unique challenges they face.
Hostage International is currently looking for the following professionals to volunteer their time to support former hostages and their families
UK and Australia
Hostage International is also keen to hear from people and organisations who would like to fundraise for us. We are an independent charity whose work depends on the generosity of individuals and organisations, both financially and in kind. Contact us to learn more.
Your support enables us to provide a range of services to former hostages and their families free of charge, assist organisations to improve their support to employees and their families in the wake of a kidnap, and raise awareness of the plight of hostages and their families – all on a global level.
Hostage International has supported hundreds of families across the world with issues such as government liaison, emotional and mental health support, supporting children, health and dental assessments, handling the media, legal and financial services.
One beneficiary highlighted the difficulties around describing the feeling of shock and despair when told of their loved-one’s kidnap:
“It was a world where we had no footing, no map, no understanding of the language: we were lost, unbalanced and floundering.
“Throughout the ordeal Hostage International was able to help and support us whether by acting as a sounding board, linking us into similar experiences, explaining the political nuances and background or by simply being available to understand the impact and effect that kidnapping has on all those involved.
“Hostage International does not have an enviable task when faced with distraught families but they are prepared to stand by you with deep commitment, tolerance, compassion and rock-solid sense.”
Hostage International is grateful to the organisations and people who give their time, expertise and resources on a pro bono basis to strengthen our organisation and provide vital services to the families and former hostages we support. Our partners include:
We are also truly thankful to the organisations and individuals who support our cause including: