EU Migrant Plan: Egyptian Billionaire To Buy Eurpoean Island For Refugees? [VIDEO]
The Syrian refugee crisis has shocked the world with the stories of the lives of the migrants being endangered in many ways.
Two recent reports have been particularly chilling -- one about a driverless truck, with the dead bodies of migrants found in the carriage, and the drowning of a child en route to Europe. The refugee crisis has not only stunned the world but everybody has been looking to Europe and England to see how they deal with the situation. While some countries, like Germany are trying to step up to the challenge, others like England are waffling.
Egyptian billionaire Naguid Sawiris has raised concerns about the treatment of the refugees -- "The way they are being treated now, they are being treated like cattle" -- and in a recent TV interview urged the governments of Greece and Italy to take note. He asked of them to construct "temporary shelters to house the people, then you start employing the people to build housing, schools, universities, hospitals. And if things improve, whoever wants to go back (to their homeland) goes back."
In fact Sawiris has taken things a step further by recently tweeting about how he'd like to buy an island from the said governments:
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
Seems far-fetched but it is perhaps Sawiris' way to bring the nations in question to take action as the situation seems to escalate.