Billionaire to Repopulate Bulgarian Villages with Syrian RefugeesSociety | February 11, 2014, Tuesday // 13:38| views
Canadian billionaire philanthropist Yank Barry (l) during the visit of the refugee camp in Bulgaria’s Harmanli, November. Photo by DarikNews.
The Canadian billionaire Yank Barry will search for sparsely populated towns and villages in Bulgaria to house Syrian refugees willing to reside in the country.
The Canadian philanthropist intends to purchase houses and land in north-west Bulgaria for immigrant families, Bulgarian private TV station BTV reported.
"There are many deserted villages in Bulgaria which I can repeople," Barry told Bulgarian Pressa Daily.
The project will be developed in the next 6-7 months, Barry announced.
In November 2013, the four-time world boxing champion Evander Holyfield and Yank Barry have started a campaign for support of refugees in Bulgaria.
They have rented a 4 star hotel in the outskirts of the capital Sofia as well as two houses, where Syrian families will be accommodated.
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