For hostage families, talking to someone who has been through the same experience can bring enormous hope and reassurance. Terry Waite CBE, Hostage UK President and Co-Founder.

 

Hostage UK is an independent charity that supports hostages and their families, during and after a kidnap. We were founded by a group of former hostages and their family members who wanted to ensure that anyone going through a kidnap had access to the specialist care and support they need free of charge. Delivered independently of any outside interests, our team includes psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, financial advisors and communications experts who give their time free of charge. About Hostage UK.

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Listen to UN Dispatch interview with Michael Scott Moore who was held for 977 days by a Somali criminal gang here: https://t.co/w80NHH8ATL . They discuss his capture, time in captivity and regional issues that create insecurity on the Horn of Africa.

We held a day-long Supporter training session this week. Our Supporters directly support families during and after a kidnap, for as long as they need. Four new Supporters have joined our team, including two based in another European country. This brings our team to fourteen!

We had a lovely 5-day visit from @hostageus 's Coordinator Liz! While the primary event of her trip was attending our Supporter training, we have shared insight into our current initiatives, and we will continue to work together to ensure consistency across both organisations.

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