Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate $1 million to help Syrian refugees

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

Comics Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have donated $1 million to help war victims in Syria.

The Hollywood power couple have provided assistance to two charities: UK-based Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee.

Half of the donation will be used to provide 250,000 measles vaccinations for children in Northern Syria, and the other half will be put toward “education, health care, shelter and sanitation” for families in and around Syria, the charities said Sunday.

“Food and medicines have become scarce and basic necessities unaffordable,” Save the Children CEO Justin Forsythe said in a statement.

The U.N. estimates 7 million have been displaced by Syria’s brutal civil war.

The IRS is hoping to raise $6.7 million by December 31 to provide help for more than 40 countries. Save The Children wants to raise an additional $300,000 specifically for its operations in Syria.

Fisher has suppored Save the Children in the past, she appeared in a video for the group in 2013.

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Peter Mondrose

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