Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), also known as Operation Helpem Fren, Operation Anode and Operation Rata (by New Zealand), was created in 2003 in response to a request for international aid by the Governor-General of Solomon Islands. Helpem Fren means "help a friend" in Solomon Islands Pidgin. The mission officially ended on 30 June 2017.[2]

Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands

New Zealand soldiers patrolling in 2009.
Date24 July 2003 – 30 June 2017
(13 years, 11 months and 6 days)
Location
Result RAMSI Victory[1]
Belligerents

 Solomon Islands

Participating Police Force

Nationalist Militias

Commanders and leaders

Allan Kemakeza
Snyder Rini
Manasseh Sogavare
Derek Sikua
Danny Philip
Gordon Darcy Lilo
Nick Warner
Peter Noble

Sekove Naqiolevu

Jimmy Lusibaea

Harold Keke
Strength

Solomon Islands:
~1,150 police
Australia:
7200 soldiers
1700 police
New Zealand:
160 soldiers

~70 police
Unknown
Casualties and losses
~200 killed, thousands displaced