Tornor varpilah is the Deputy Minister of Health for Planning, Research and Development of the Republic of Liberia
Deputy Minister of Health for planning, research and development, Tornorlah Varpilah, stayed in Liberia through the decades of conflict, doing humanitarian work. He was often on the run and occasionally terrified. His work included trying to reunite families, because thousands lost touch with each other when they had to flee at a moment's notice from shifting fighting or raids into villages to kidnap children. He worked with donations from international agencies to distribute food to people who were internally displaced.
When the wars ended, he joined the Transitional Justice Working Group, a coalition of 23 Liberian non-governmental organizations. In 2004, he told a seminar at the Woodrow Wilson Center Africa program in Washington DC that the "culture of violence can be replaced by a culture of peace" by implementing measures to bring perpetrators to justice, while ensuring that the process for dealing with these crimes had the full support of the Liberian people.