The toy smuggler who brings gifts to children in Syrian war zones

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After five years of civil war, Syrian children living in war zones have little to look forward to. But one man is attempting to bring gifts to Syrian children, along with essential food and medicines. Rami Adham, a 44-year-old father of six, is a Finnish-Syrian originally from Aleppo, but who has lived in Finland since 1989. For the past five years he has dedicated his life to helping children in Syria and has now visited the war-torn country on 28 occasions, bringing over 80kg of donated toys across the border from Turkey on each trip. Speaking to the Telegraph earlier this year, Mr Adham said: "Right now, Syrian kids are just facing death and insecurity and constant threats.


Children's plight portrays horrors of Aleppo, including tweets from Bana, 7

The Japan Times

BEIRUT – Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed's Twitter account has offered a poignant daily glimpse into the hell of life in Syria's Aleppo, so when she fell silent for 24 hours it sparked worldwide concern. Bana and her mother's near-daily tweets have been denounced by supporters of Bashar Assad's regime -- and even by the president himself -- as propaganda. But for her tens of thousands of followers, brown-eyed Bana is a tragic symbol of thousands of young lives torn apart by Syria's war. Her father told AFP on Tuesday that the family was safe after fleeing their home in east Aleppo, nearly three quarters of which has now been overrun by advancing government forces. "The army got really close to our neighborhood.


Good morning Syria!

BBC News

As horrifying war reports are beamed out of Syria, a tiny radio station sends broadcasts in the other direction from Istanbul. Made up of Syrian exiles, the team gathers news from citizen journalists on the ground and has branched out into dramas and comedy shows. But they say the most important thing they provide is hope. "Hello there!" says Sama the cheerful presenter, nodding through the studio window at the engineer on the other side of the glass. It might be any old radio show in any old country but this is Radio Alwan - an independent Syrian news station which broadcasts out of Istanbul and their calls are coming in from inside the war-torn country.


Syria: The kids playing football in Aleppo's ruins

BBC News

New drone footage shows children playing football amid the ruins of rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo, Syria.


The Latest: Iran proclaims victory in Syria's Aleppo

Associated Press

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a graveyard in east Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Syrian rebels said Tuesday that they reached a cease-fire deal with Moscow to evacuate civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, after the U.N. and opposition activists reported possible mass killings by government forces closing in on the rebels' last enclave. Syrian rebels said Tuesday that they reached a cease-fire deal with Moscow to evacuate civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, after the U.N. and opposition activists reported possible mass killings by government forces closing in on the rebels' last enclave. Syrian rebels said Tuesday that they reached a cease-fire deal with Moscow to evacuate civilians and fighters from eastern Aleppo, after the U.N. and opposition activists reported possible mass killings by government forces closing in on the rebels' last enclave.