Hollywood Couple Makes Stunning $1M Donation

Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher give money for Syrian refugees
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher Make Surprising $1M Donation
Sacha Baron Cohen, left, and Isla Fisher arrive at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 9, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Isla Fisher, are putting $1 million on the table to help struggling Syrian refugees, AFP reports. Half will go to Save the Children for kids' measles vaccinations in northern Syria, and half to the International Rescue Committee so that refugees—women and children in particular—will get shelter, sanitation, and health care in Syria and nearby countries. "The couple's donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children," says Save the Children CEO Justin Forsyth on the organization's website. Edward Norton, Angelina Jolie, and Benedict Cumberbatch are among other celebrities who have recently supported Syrian refugees, Jezebel reports. (Read more Syrian refugees stories.)

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