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70% of antibiotics that are important in fighting human infections and ensuring the safety of invasive procedures such as surgeries are sold for use in meat and dairy production. The overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year at least 2 million people in the US are infected with drug-resistant bacteria and that 23,000 die as a direct result.
—  Reuters, ‘Burger King to cut use of antibiotics in its chicken as part of superbug fight’, The Guardian

Amoun, 70, a blind Palestinian refugee who lived in the town of Aleppo in Syria, rests on a beach moments after arriving along with another forty on a dinghy in the Greek island of Kos, crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, August 12, 2015. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the “total chaos” on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe. The Turkish coast is seen in the background. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)