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"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?

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I hope he can do it
glad 2 hear @nicolejb, @inplainsight@sherrysahar@azamshariff agree in common dat at least one idea 2 solve a world problem e.g. Syrian refugees. still,any idea no matter wat kind, whether it get off d ground or not ,very much dependable on d one person or persons. there no rightwrong idea. it's not even crazy or make sense. wat concern most is, when a problem arise b within or outside, wat is d remedy. its not abot how 2 solve, its wat we r gonna do next. in tis case, let us support his way, let us work out all possible flaws, defects, in order dat idea can solve d particular issue. glad 2 know too, no pointing fingers, no scapegoat just understanding concern fellow being to another fellow being. afterall, tis is d only place we can live n it is indeed BIG n plenty!
who says you can't just create one??!!
I love your attitudes about this @suranimh, you are so positive:) you are too @kamiamon. haha
@InPlainSight you had some really good observations! I hadn't really thought as much about the strain this would have on the local infrastructure. Building a new community like that would be hugely expensive. I think if this was something they had in mind, they might be able to work to try and increase revenue for Greece, but I think that would be a huge challenge. Does anyone know what the refugees think about this?