First Thing: US threatens to block more arms sales to Israel over Rafah assault

Shipments of high-payload bombs have already been halted, and Blinken said the sale of further weapons systems may be stopped if a full-scale offensive goes ahead. Plus, the growing threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs

Good morning.

The US may suspend the sale of more weapons systems to Israel if it proceeds with a ground offensive in Rafah, the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has said.

What is the latest on the humanitarian situation? Gaza’s health ministry said on Monday morning that its health system could collapse in a “few hours”.

Is AMR already here? Yes. Drug-resistant infections already kill at least 1.2 million people a year, and one in five AMR deaths is in a child aged under five, usually in sub-Saharan Africa.

How are the climate crisis and AMR connected? Davies pointed to the way displacement, flooding and lack of clean water spread infection.

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