Migrants rest as a policeman watches them near Hungary's border fence on the Serbian side of the border near Morahalom, Hungary. File photo/Reuters
Hungary is deliberately depriving rejected asylum seekers of food as they await deportation, in violation of international law, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday, calling on authorities to end the practice.
“According to reports, since August 2018, at least 21 migrants awaiting deportation had been deprived of food by the Hungarian authorities - some for up to five days,” UN human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing.
Singapore on Thursday defended nominating its street food for UN recognition as a bid to “safeguard” local culture after the move sparked a cross-border culinary clash with Malaysia.
A key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need, said the report entitled "food Systems at Risk."
Karl, who runs his cake shop in the small town of Dunaharaszti, south of Budapest, won a national competition for the cake, which he served for the first time at a Eucharistic Congress in Budapest this week.
Conflict, poverty, climate shocks and food insecurity "have long been a sad reality” in Afghanistan, but he said what makes the current situation "so critical” is the halt to large-scale development aid since the Taliban takeover a year ago.
Sheikh Hamdan inaugurated the third edition of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport and honoured the winners of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.
She added that immediately after the operation, she had severe bleeding and blood accumulation in the neck, after which she was admitted to intensive care for two days.
According to the report, Dubai includes 68,400 individuals, each of whom has a wealth of more than a million dollars, 206 millionaires, each of whom has a wealth of 100 million dollars or more, and 15 billionaires.