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Alberta-based doctor and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Fozia Alvi is providing virtual support from afar

Doctor fears for Rohingya refugees as COVID-19 and a cyclone bear down on Bangladesh camps   Dr. Fozia Alvi frequently travels from Airdrie, Alta., to Bangladesh, where her foundation Humanity Auxilium sends teams of doctors every other month to provide medical relief to some of the one million Rohingya refugees living there. This week, the pandemic forced her […]

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RAMADAN DRIVE 2020

You can take action right now to help save countless lives! The Rohingya living in Bangladesh’s refugee camps desperately need our aid as the COVID-19 crisis worsens around the world. The camps are far more vulnerable than other places that have been hard-hit by COVID-19 due to the lack of basic necessities, medical aid, and […]

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The Girl in the Red Dress

I will forever be haunted by the story of the girl in the red dress. I sat in a Rohingya refugee tent in Myanmar, listening to horrific stories of murder, arson and rape. One woman was telling me how her baby was snatched from her arms and thrown into the burning remains of their home. […]

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Yunus got his UNCHR Card!

I want to share my happiness. Today is such a great day for me, as I just got a call from Bangladesh. Today I got news from Yunus, that one boy that I was struggling so hard this past year to get to university in Bangladesh. That one boy, Yunus, got his UNCHR (United Nations […]

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Community Connections: Dr. Fozia Alvi

Airdrie doctor speaks for those who have been silenced Growing up in Pakistan, Dr. Fozia Alvi, an Airdrie-based family physician, was keenly aware of the hardships created by limited access to medical care. “It was a very poor country and where we lived there was not much in the way of care.” She watched her […]