Operation Restore Hope

President Bush intervened in Somalia to assist citizens

by Courtney Burris and Megan Montgomery

Quick Facts:

  • Around 500,000 Somalis died of famine before the UN stepped in.
  • The operation lasted from December 3, 1992 to May 4 1993
  • The US and the UN stepped in and sent troops to try to calm the African Warlords that were controlling the trade routes in the area and starving the citizens.

Brief Synapsis:

United States President George Bush responded to the Security Council resolution 794 (1992) with a decision on December 4 to create Operation Restore Hope, under which the US would assume the unified command of the new operation in coordination with resolution 794 (1992).