Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Are Donating $1 Million to Help Syrian Refugees


Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are donating $1 million to help Syrian refugees, the Associated Foreign Press reports. This will undoubtedly bring more attention to the refugees in desperate need of aid, and maybe influence other celebs to open their wallets. $500,000 will go toward measles vaccinations for children living in northern Syria, while the same amount will go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), helping refugees in Syria and neighboring countries, particularly women and children, with health care, shelter, and sanitation. “The Syrian conflict is now approaching its fifth year and children are the first victims,” Save the Children’s chief executive, Justin Forsyth, said in a statement. “There is no safe place left in Syria, with shelling and violence omnipresent. Food and medicines have become scarce and basic necessities unaffordable.”  The couple's efforts “will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children.”