(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.
Greece or Italy sell me an island, ill call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country— Naguib Sawiris(@ NaguibSawiris)September 1,2015
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.
Crazy idea.. Maybe but at least temporary until they can return to their countries??!!— Naguib Sawiris(@ NaguibSawiris)September 1,2015