Hostages: Behind the Kidnapping Business


Inspired by her own personal experience, Rachel Briggs (OBE) established Hostage UK to provide support and care to hostages and their families during and after a kidnap. Following the success of Hostage UK Rachel has recently moved to Washington D.C. to set up Hostage US, working closely with the family of James Foley.

Ahead of the public launch of Hostage US in March 2016, Rachel presented at Rising Minds NYC the business of kidnapping, the impact of a hostage event, her innovative work helping those affected by such events, and how Hostage US will serve the needs of American families.