World Bulletin / News Desk
Lauren Booth, a Muslim convert and the sister-in-law of ex-British prime minister Tony Blair, has declared that she will open a shelter for Syrian children in Turkey.
Booth's UK-based charity Peace Trail is working alongside children’s organization Atfal to open an orphanage in Turkey's southern resort city of Antalya for kids who lost their parents in the Syrian civil war, the charity said in a statement.
"A property, donated by Turkish sponsors has already been secured and qualified UK trainers in the field of social care have committed their expertise to this vital project," said Booth.
"Regarding child care, every aspect of the home will fully vetted to standards that fit Islamic principles of love and care," said the statement.
In the past two years, more than 40,000 Syrian children have been killed and thousands more injured in the war between forces loyal to Bashar al Assad's regime and the opposition.
Booth, sister of former British premier's wife Cherie, converted to Islam in 2010 following a trip to Iran.
An English broadcaster, journalist and pro-Palestinian activist, she currently works for Iran's state-run English language news channel, Press TV.Last Mod: 28 Kasım 2013, 15:54