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Naguib Sawiris Offers to Buy an Island for Refugees

The Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island in the Mediterranean from Italy or Greece to help the Syrian refugees.

In a phone call to Khairy Ramadan on CBC-EG, Sawiris explained his idea: “both countries have many unpopulated small islands. I will talk to Italy as I have a good relationship with the government there. If not, Greece has a financial crisis, so I think they don’t have plans to develop these islands soon. We’ll develop and make these islands livable for refugees, providing jobs and a safe place until the war is over”.

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