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.