While True Activist reported last week that Egyptian Billionaire Naguib Sawiris was interested in purchasing a Greek Island to give thousands of refugees a new home, Sawiris disclosed this week that he is now looking to purchasing two islands to give the Syrian refugees a new lease on life.
Not only will the islands “host the migrants," Sawiris' mission is to provide them with jobs in hopes of building a new country.
Sawiris didn't comment on which of the two out of the 1,200 Greek islands he is interested in purchasing, but he did release a statement on Monday claiming he “identified two privately owned Greek islands that constitute a good opportunity for the project.”
“We have corresponded with the owners and expressed our interest to go into negotiation with them,” Sawiris said.
While Sawiris' plan is getting a lot of recognition, it is also gaining support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who said he is willing to cooperate with his plan.
So far, the Syrian Civil War has displaced more than 22 million individuals forcing them to migrate to new countries while 2,300 of those refugees have died while trying.