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Isla Fisher and Husband Sacha Baron Cohen Donate $1 Million to Benefit Syrian Refugees

'The couple’s donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children.'

Isla Fisher and Husband Sacha Baron Cohen Donate $1 Million to Benefit Syrian Refugees
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Isla Fisher and husband Sacha Baron Cohen have given $500,000 to both Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee. Their aid totals a full $1 million donation toward Syrian refugee assistance.

Save the Children will put their funds toward Syrian childrens' measles vaccination, while the IRC will support both women and children in Syria and beyond.

"By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today," said Justin Forsyth, Save the Children CEO. "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 vulnerable children."

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David Milibrand, CEO of the IRC, followed up with a statement that "[Syrians] are the victims of terror. As hope for the end of conflict recedes, it is all the more important to meet the most basic human needs. Sacha and Isla's donation is a great expression of humanity, and a challenge to do more for the most vulnerable."

Milibrand went on to reference the couple's charity as "an example to many others seeking practical ways of making a difference during the Christmas and New Year season."

Cohen, best known for comedies like Borat and The Dictator, and Fisher, Arrested Development and Now You See Me, married in 2010 after eight years of dating.

They'll star together in upcoming film The Brothers Grimsby in 2016.

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