Sacha Baron Cohen donates £670,000 for Syria
28 December 2015
From the section UK
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, 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 also giving the same amount to the New York-based International Rescue Committee, run by former UK foreign secretary David Miliband.
This will fund education, health care, shelter and sanitation for refugees in Syria and neighbouring countries.
More than 250,000 people have been killed since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011 and more than 11 million others have been forced from their homes.
Mr Miliband said those caught up in the conflict were “victims of terror”.
He added: “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 …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment