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Rep. Bass Issues Statement on the 26th Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

April 7, 2020
Press Release
LOS ANGELES - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement.

"On April 7th, we pause to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan Genocide during which more than half a million people were killed and millions of others displaced. The best way to honor the memory of those who lost their lives 26 years ago is to advance respect for international humanitarian law and human rights and to reduce the potential for future genocides by holding accountable those responsible for abuses and acts of horrific violence. As we commemorate this day, the international community must pledge to work together to promote lasting peace and common prosperity."