(Muslim Press) – An Egyptian billionaire has offered to buy an island in the Mediterranean to help build houses for the refugees fleeing conflict and war.Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian billionaire, tweeted his “crazy idea” a few days ago, offering to buy an empty island near the coasts of Italy and Greece to help build houses for the refugees. “Of course it’s feasible, ” Mr Sawiris said when asked if this could actually work, “You have dozens of islands which are deserted and could accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees. ” The billionaire who is said to have an estimated net worth of $2.9billion said that this was a temporary solution to the refugees’ problem and that they should return to their country when they can. Over 2,000 people have died this year while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. A few days ago,dead body of a three - year - old Syrian boy was found on a beach in Turkey that caused a great deal of outrage and condemnation of EU’s current policy.