Good idea, but wrong location, buy it from Turkey.
Egyptian billionaire offers to buy an island for refugees
CBC – 5 hours ago
An Egyptian billionaire has offered a plan to help ease the pressure on European nations facing a crush of refugees seeking asylum: He’ll buy them an island of their own.
Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island for refugees, either from Italy or Greece, calling it in a Twitter post last Tuesday a “Crazy idea … Maybe but at least temporary until they can return to their countries.”
Sawiris is the chairman of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, an international telecommunications company headquartered in Cairo. With a net worth of $3.8 billion, he is also Egypt’s third-richest man.
“It’s a very simple solution,” Sawiris told CNN. “They [Italy or Greece] sell the island. I’ll create a temporary shelter for these people. I’ll make a small port and a marina for the boats to land there.
“Then once this is done they’ll have the choice either to go back to this country, or stay on this island.”
Sawiris has suggested that he could pay the refugees to build their own houses, schools and hospitals.
“I am serious with my intentions,” Sawiris told Forbes magazine. “I want to feel good about having done something good. Provide me with the island and I will do the rest.”