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It's too much for me to handle': Calgary doctor left feeling helpless after seeing Rohingya crisis first-hand
Before it sparked global news headlines, Fozia Alvi saw the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya people first-hand. The Calgary doctor visited refugee camps in Bangladesh on a volunteer mission, thinking she could help the pregnant women who were among those who'd fled. As she tells Piya, the tragic stories, volume of medical needs and lack of resources left her feeling helpless. So, she's taken it upon herself to be an outspoken advocate for the Rohingya both in the medical community and on the world stage.