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Infographic the real cost of war for a soldier

Infographic the real cost of war for a soldier


WAR THE REAL COST

This infographic addresses the real cost of war to a soldier.
To stand beside a soldier and walk through his pain will humble a civilian to no longer complain

1 in 11 Soldiers Need support

235,187 soldiers deployed on one or more major operation (including the first Gulf War, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq). At least 66,090 (this may include a small number of Reservists) need, or will need, support.

1 soldier commits suicideevery 2 weeks

In 2012 it emerged the number of  British soldiers  and veterans committing suicide had outstripped the number that died fighting in battle. 50 soldiers and veterans committed suicide. Compared with 44 troops who died in Afghanistan.

1 in 10 Homeless are ex soldiers

Many are having to cope with the devastating affects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which has led to a cycle of family break-up, addictions to drugs or alcohol and homelessness.

The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war

10,371 injuriessustained by 1,982 personnel during the Afghan war

head and neck: 1,908

spine and back: 1,339

torso: 691

upper extremities: 1,787

lower extremities: 2,804

other injury / illness: 1,843

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