People-smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece face strong opposition as Nato ships are being deployed to the Aegean sea to deter their operations.
Nato Chief, Jens Stoltenberg, made the announcement following a request from Turkey, Germany and Greece at a Defence Ministers’ meeting in Brussels.
Mr Stoltenberg said that the mission would not be about stopping or pushing back refugee boats.
He added that the decision would contribute critical information and surveillance to help counter human trafficking.
Earlier, US Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter, had said that targeting the criminal syndicate that was exploiting poor people would have the greatest humanitarian impact.
The decision was reportedly made to help Turkey and Greece manage a human tragedy in a better way.