Sacha Baron Cohen and wife, Isla Fisher, donating $1 million for victims of Syrian conflict

FILE PHOTO - In a Sunday Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen, left, and his wife Isla Fisher pose in the audience at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The couple are donating $1 million to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Actors Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Isla Fisher, are donating $1 million to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria.

Save the Children has announced that one-half of the sum will fund a program 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 toward education, health care, shelter and sanitation, Save the Children said.

Cohen, 44, starred in comedy features including "Borat" and "The Dictator." Fisher, 39, appeared in "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and the Netflix comedy series "Arrested Development."


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