About the Data
Hostage Aid Worldwide (HAW) has been collecting data on hostages and unlawfully detained persons globally since 1979, starting with the Iran Hostage Crisis. HAW utilizes various visualizations to identify outcomes and detect trends across key indicators such as dual nationality, actions by state and non-state actors, gender, occupation, and more.
The Goals of Data Analysis and Visualizations:
- To disrupt the hostage business model by providing data.
- To offer tools and data to families and governments, enabling a scientific understanding of outcomes to aid loved ones and citizens.
- To provide accurate risk assessments for individuals and companies operating globally.