Gulf War 1990-91: Charities warn that British veterans are 'still suffering' 20 years on

Twenty years on from the commencement of offensive air operations in the liberation of Kuwait, campaigners say that more than 9,000 British veterans are still suffering from a cocktail of war-related health problems. Sky News reports (16 Jan 2011) that:

Twenty years on from the first Gulf War, charities say more than 9,000 British veterans are still suffering from a cocktail of war-related health problems.

The National Gulf Veterans and Families Association claim more needs to be done to support former soldiers who are suffering from chronic headaches, cognitive difficulties, depression, unexplained fatigue, rashes and breathing problems.

Maria Rusling from the association told Sky News: "Although some veterans are on war pensions and benefits, a lot of them are still fighting not only the benefit system but the illnesses they have." ...

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