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

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

Sacha Baron Cohen and wife Isla Fisher have shelled out $1 million of their own money for a charitable cause.

The couple just donated $500,000 to Save the Children and $500,000 to the International Rescue Committee to fund a measles vaccination program for children in Northern Syria and support families who are suffering from the ongoing conflict.

“By allowing us to make their generous donation to the Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today,” Save the Children CEO Justin Forsyth said. “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 valuable children.”

David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC, added, “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.”

For more info on the cause, visit SaveTheChildren.Org.

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  • DEADP00L

    But nothing for Palestinian refugees eh Cohen?

  • Sprite

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    There is a myriad of Doner Kebab outlets that serve a multitude of people, Yada yada yada…
    Start with a flatbread lavash or pita, add beef lamb or chicken then toppings and add ons Tabouli, Tahini, Chilli, Falafel, Hummus… and Kebabs taste just as good as a Parathas or Souvlaki.
    Then there is Asian food courts, another multi-cultural affair.

  • Sprite

    Compassion for Syrian refugees couldn’t be greater from Sacha and Isla, looks like a small trickle to what is needed.
    There is a myriad of Doner Kebab outlets that serve a multitude of people, Yada yada yada…
    Start with a flatbread lavash or pita, add beef lamb or chicken then toppings and add ons Tabouli, Tahini, Chilli, Falafel, Hummus… and Kebabs taste just as good as a Parathas or Souvlaki.
    Then there is Asian food courts, another multi-cultural affair.