Actor Sacha Baron Cohen and wife, fellow actress Isla Fisher, are donating $1 million to a charity that aids and supports Syrian refugees, Save the Children announced on Sunday, according to Agence France-Presse.
"The Dictator" star and Fisher will contribute 500,000 to the Save the Children foundation and the remaining amount will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
The Save the Children donation will help with the expenses of providing measles vaccinations to more than 250,000 children in northern Syria, whereas the IRC will use the couple's contribution to help refugees, particularly women and children, with health care, shelter and sanitation in Syria and neighboring countries.
"By allowing us to make their generous donation to Syrian children public, Sacha and Isla are helping highlight the tragedy of the issue today," Justin Forsyth, Save the Children's CEO said on its website. "The couple's donation will save many thousands of lives and protect some of the most vulnerable children."
"Sacha and Isla's donation is a great expression of humanity and a challenge to do more for the most vulnerable," added David Miliband, president and CEO of the IRC.
Cohen and the "Now You See Me" actress will feature together alongside actor Mark Strong in the spy-comedy "The Brothers Grimsby," which is slated to hit theaters on March 4, according to The Guardian.