British Comedian, Wife Give $1m for Syrian Refugees

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife are donating $1 million to help Syrian refugees. They are giving $500,000 to “Save the Children” to pay for measles vaccinations for children in northern Syria. They are also donating the same amount to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help refugees in Syria and neighboring countries, particularly women and children, with health care, shelter and sanitation. More than four million refugees have fled conflict in Syria for the relative safety of the neighbouring countries, according to the United Nations. Justin Forsyth, chief executive of “Save the Children”, said the money would “save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children”.


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