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

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CNN is reporting that comedian Sacha Baren Cohen (best known for his role as Borat and Ali G) and wife Isla Fisher (best known for her role in Wedding Crashers) have donated $1 million to help war victims in Syria. The duo gave funds to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee. The donation will go towards measles vaccinations, shelter, sanitation, and healthcare in Northern Syria, the charities have reported.

“Sacha and Isla’s donation is a great expression of humanity, and a challenge to do more for the most vulnerable,” David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said in a statement.

According to the United Nations, more than 7 million Syrians have been displaced from their country to date. This is not the first time Fisher has publicly shown support for Save the Children. The actress appeared in a campaign video in 2013 to raise awareness for the cause.

Cohen and Fisher are two of the latest major celebrities drawing attention to the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, with Angelina Jolie having recently published an op-ed on the subject in the New York Times in September.

Cohen and Fisher will appear together in The Brothers Grimsby, due out in March.

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