Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donated a combined total of $1 million to two charities set up for Syrian refugees.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher Donate

Cohen and Fisher donated to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee, two charitable organizations raising funds for Syrian refugees, Save the Children revealed Sunday.

“500,000 Dollars will be used to fund a program vaccinating more than 250,000 children against a potential measles outbreak in Northern Syria,” the charity announced on its website. “The other half of the donation will be used to help fund the work to support families, with a special concern for women and children, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries who are suffering as a result of the ongoing conflict.”

Both Justin Forsyth, the CEO of Save the Children, and IRC president David Miliband have lauded Cohen and Fisher for their generosity.


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“By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today,” Forsyth wrote in a statement. “These are desperate times for Syrian families facing bombs, bullets and torture in Syria. The couple’s donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children.”

Miliband stated, “Sacha and Isla’s donation is a great expression of humanity, and a challenge to do more for the most vulnerable. I hope it is an example to many others seeking practical ways of making a difference during the Christmas and New Year season.”

Cohen, 44, and Fisher, 39, married in 2010 after eight years of dating. Together, the acting couple are parents to three children – Olive, 8, Elula, 5, and Montgomery, 9 months. The pair is costarring in the forthcoming comedy feature The Brothers Grimsby.

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