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In Support of U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 1055 Affirming Strong Ties Between the United States and Liberia and Calling for Full Implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendation

WHEREAS, according to the Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), due to the civil unrest in Liberia that lasted more than 14 years, it was estimated that more than 250,000 citizens were killed and over 1.5 million were displaced; and

WHEREAS, based on these findings, the TRC made recommendations for sustainable peace, reconciliation, criminal prosecution for atrocities committed, reparations for victims and memorialization, etc.; and

WHEREAS, in November, 2018, the United States House of Representatives passed H. Res. 1055 to affirm the strong ties between the United States and Liberia, and to affirm support for democratic principles and the call for full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP urges the US Congress to support providing additional assistance to the oppressed people living in Liberia.