Meet the Muslim superhero toy smuggler from Finland to Aleppo

Rami Adham lives in Finland and risks his life regularly to bring smiles on the faces of little Syrian children inside the most dangerous place on Earth right now – Aleppo, Syria.

He’s been labelled the toy smuggler of Aleppo. He said in a video to Suomi Syria Whiteso:

“You know, I’m called Uncle Toy in Syria. When they see me arriving, they spread the word so fast you have no idea.”

The expressions on these kids when they see my green bag, it’s just amazing, indescribable.”


The Syrian-Finnish who himself is a father of 6 is clearly putting his life at risk whilst he does these selfless heroics.

Rami has travelled 28 times in 5 years, proving this isn’t just a one-off deed, but rather a continuous act.


He gathers money and toys in Finland, some even from online contributions from outside Finland. He then gets in touch with his contacts in Turkey and Syria who help to smuggle him in.


As expected, the journey is dangerous and he’s been injured a number of times. He said of one of his journeys:

“I have walked for around 6-7 hours now. I’ve tried hard to dodge the bullets. If I make it, a lot of kids will be happy.”

Rami doesn’t only bring toys for the oppressed Syrian children, he brings food and other essential items too. Furthermore, he has funded to open 4 schools.


“We inside Syria have lost our faith in the outside world.

We think that we are totally deserted. We are not even human. We are bombarded, by everybody.

We want this war to end. We want these atrocities to end.”


Rami remains loyal to his cause for he knows the impact he has on people’s lives.

“I will never stop doing this. Nobody can stop me from doing what I’m doing.

I’m totally devoted to the Syrian kids.”

Click here to donate towards helping the Syrians with necessary items.

Source: Rami Adham and AJ Plus

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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