Operations Archive - Africa

Operation Allied Protector
NATO resumed counter piracy operations off the Horn of Africa after the North Atlantic Council (NAC) gave final approval for the mission on 11 March 2009. Operation Allied Protector was NATO’s continued contribution to international community efforts to enhance the safety of commercial maritime routes and international navigation in the area. The operation was succeeded by Operation Ocean Shield on 17 August 2009.

Operation Allied Provider
The operation was conducted between October and December 2008. The mission assigned to the operation was to conduct maritime operations off the coast of Somalia in order to allow the World Food Programme (WFP) to fulfil its mission of providing humanitarian aid and to help deter, defend and disrupt against pirate activities in the area of operations.

Following a request by the African Union (AU), NATO has helped the AU expand its peacekeeping mission in Darfur by providing airlift for additional AU peacekeepers into the region and by training AU forces.