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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate 1m to Syrian kids

SACHA Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have donated one million dollars to charity.

The couple - who have daughters Olive and Elula and son Montgomery together - have given $500,000 to Save the Children to fund measles vaccinations for children in Northern Syria and a further $500,000 to the International Rescue Committee to support families who are victims of the current conflict in the country.

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

David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC, added: "Now is the time for all of us to double down on commitments to civilians caught up in the Syria conflict. These people 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. I hope it is an example to many others seeking practical ways of making a difference during the Christmas and New Year season."