American actor and comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have spoken in volume towards helping the people in need. “Borat” star Cohen and wife Fisher has donated $1 million to Syrian refugees, which will be utilised to vaccinate children and to fulfil the needs of basic commodities of stuck families.
The money will be split equally between two international non-governmental organizations: Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee. Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children released an official statement via PEOPLE Magazine, “By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today.”
IRC president and CEO David Miliband praised their generous donation as a “great expression of humanity.” This is not the first time “Borat” star Cohen has spoken against the injustice towards Syrian Refugees.
During his appearance on the live show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Via The Verge, Cohen took a dig at Donald Trump. “The only person who would bans Muslims is someone with a brain like a female chicken. It is clearly a parody of a rich American racist!”
“The only person who would bans Muslims is someone with a brain like a female chicken. It is clearly a parody of a rich American racist!” Cohen said..
Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t the first to speak up against the injustice. “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin, who plays the character of Saul Berenson even asked to focus on the actual issue of Syrian refugee’ crisis rather than creating war. In his interview with Variety, Patinkin admitted that after spending time shooting in Berlin, he can now actually connect with the turmoil of Syrian refugees.
Patinkin further added, “They’re writing what we’re all living. You’d have to be blind, deaf and dumb not to see the drama in the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.”
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