Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher to donate $1m for Syrians war victims
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher to donate $1m for Syrians war victims

Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher are donating one million US dollars (£671,000) to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria.

Save the Children has announced half of the sum will fund a programme vaccinating more than 250,000 children against a potential measles outbreak in northern Syria.

The other half of the donation will go toward supporting families, with a special concern for women and children, both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries. That money will go towards education, healthcare, shelter and sanitation, Save the Children said.

Ali G creator London-born Cohen, 44, starred in comedy features including Borat and The Dictator while Fisher, 39, who converted to Judaism when she married Cohen, appeared in Confessions of a Shopaholic and Netflix comedy series Arrested Development.

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