Egyptian Billionaire Wants to Buy an Island for Refugees
"I'll make a small port or marina for the boats to land there. I'll employ the people to build their own homes, their schools, a hospital, a university, a hotel."
Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire, said he has identified two privately owned Greek islands he would like to buy for Syrian refugees. And he’s pretty serious about it. He is currently negotiating with the owners.
He hopes to employ between 100,000 and 200,000 refugees to live, work, and set up a new life for themselves. The new location is to be dubbed: "Aylan Island," in the memory of the Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, who drowned trying to reach Europe with his family.
Potential supporters and donators are a little turned off by this idea. Saying that you just can’t create a new home for the refugees.
What do you think? Crazy billionaire plan, or actual genius idea to help this crisis?