Sauerbrey off to the Middle East

Just FYI, Asst. Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey is headed to Jordan and Turkey tomorrow to discuss the Iraqi Refugee situation, this according to a press release from her office today.

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration Ellen R.  
Sauerbrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan from August 22 – 29, 2007, on
behalf of the Secretary’s Task Force on Displaced Iraqis and Iraqi      

In Turkey, Assistant Secretary Sauerbrey will meet with Turkish Government    
counterparts and with officials at the United Nations High Commission for     
Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and         
International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). 


In Jordan, the Assistant Secretary will meet with several Jordanian government
officials, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations    
assisting displaced Iraqis. She will discuss the UNHCR-UNICEF education       
initiative to help Iraqi children in Jordan go to school and stay in school,  
and also will observe the refugee processing operation.   

For our readers in Washington County and throughout Maryland, you will remember that Ms. Sauerbrey was twice a Republican candidate for Governor.