When Naguib Sawiris saw the image of Aylan Kurdi, a toddler who died while trying to escape Syria with his family, he knew he had to do something.
"I cannot just sit...and just do nothing," he said.
The Coptic Christian is currently in negotiations with the owners of two privately held Greek islands.
"All I need is permission," he said.
Sawiris, a billionaire telecom tycoon from Egypt, has pledged to spend up to $200 million on the project, and wants to name the island Aylan after the boy who inspired him to take action.