Tameside Hospital Doctor on Christmas mission to help in war torn Syria

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Shameela Islam-Zulfiqar who until recently worked as a doctor at Tameside hospital is swapping her home comforts this christmas to help victims of the civil war in Syria.

She is heading for the Middle East by land as part of an aid convoy of ambulances staffed by volunteers across Britain.

Shameela said "At the moment it's below freezing in Syria and people are living in tents without basic food and with just the clothes on their back".

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