Ali-G And Wife Give $1 Million To Syrian Refugees

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Half the donation from the “Borat” star and his wife is to pay for measles vaccinations for children in northern Syria.

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Actor and producer Sacha Noam Baron Cohen, aka ‘Ali-G’, and his wife are to donate $1 million (900,000 euros) to charities helping the Syrian refugees.

Half that amount is to be given to to Save the Children to pay for measles vaccinations for children in northern Syria.

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has been responsible for introducing and playing outrageous and cool characters in film, such as Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard and many others.

Raw Story reports:

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Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, a popular reporter from Kazakhstan.

They are also donating the same amount to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help refugees in Syria and neighbouring 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.

Millions more have been forced to leave their homes for other parts of the country.

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”.

“By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today,” he added.

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Ali G giving a lecture at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

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Sacha Baron Cohen and wife Isla Fisher

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