'Borat' Star And His Wife Are Giving $1 Million To Syrian Refugees

Cierra Bailey
Married actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher are donating big bucks to charities helping Syrian refugees, particularly children in need of measles vaccination.

At a time when hate seems to be at an all time high, it's a breath of fresh air to learn of someone spreading positivity and helping others.

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen — known for his comedic role as the fictional character Borat — and his wife, Isla Fisher, are reportedly donating $1 million to charities dedicated to helping Syrian refugees.

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The couple is giving $500,000 to Save the Children to pay for measles vaccinations for children in northern Syria and another $500,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) helping with health care, shelter and sanitation.

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

David Miliband, the ex-British foreign secretary who is president of the IRC, called their gift a "great expression of humanity."

When the world sees that racist bigots like Donald Trump and Ben Carson can gain the support and popularity to become front runners in a U.S. presidential election, exceptional gestures of kindness such as this are extremely important to share and praise — reminding everyone that there is still good out there.

Not everyone shares the negative beliefs that are being spewed by fear-mongers and Islamophobes. 

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