Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Donate $1 million to Syrian Refugees

Australian actress, Isla Fisher, and her husband, British comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen, have made a generous donation to Syrian refugees.

The famous couple pledged a whopping $1 million USD  (Approximately $1.37 million AUD) to support victims of the conflict in Syria.

Half of the donation was awarded to humanitarian organisation Save The Children, and will go towards measles vaccinations for 250,000 children in northern Syria.

The remaining $500,000 will be given to the International Rescue Committee, and will help support refugee families - particularly women and children - both within and surrounding Syria. 

Save The Children CEO, Justin Forsyth, thanked Isla, 39, and Sacha, 44, for their generosity. 

"By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today," he 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."

Similarly, the International Rescue Committee CEO hoped the large donation would encourage others to align with the cause. 

Isla and Sacha have been married since 2010 and have three children together. 

Sacha is best known for his roles as Ali G and Borat, while Isla has risen to fame in films like Wedding Crashers and The Great Gatsby

 

 

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