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The BBC reported on how comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher are giving to charity this holiday season with a generous £670,000 ($1M) donation made to benefit Save The Children and the International Rescue Committee to help Syrian children and their families. The BBC is dedicated to enriching people’s lives with programs and services that inform, educate and entertain.

Sacha Baron Cohen donates £670,000 for Syria

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BBC | 12/28/15

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his Australian wife, Hollywood actress Isla Fisher, have donated £670,000 ($1m) to two charities. The couple have given £335,000 to Save The Children to help vaccinate against measles in northern Syria.

They are giving the same amount to the International Rescue Committee, run by ex-UK foreign secretary David Miliband.

This will fund education, health care, shelter and sanitation for refugees in Syria and neighbouring countries.

Sacha Baron Cohen found fame in the late 1990s with his comic creation Ali G. He is also known for his satirical character Borat Sagdiyev, a Kazakh journalist.

“I hope it is an example to many others seeking practical ways of making a difference during the Christmas and new year season.”

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