What is the Immediate Response Account?

The Immediate Response Account (IRA) is WFP’s life-saving funding facility, which allows WFP to rapidly respond to emergencies. IRA-financed assistance can be deployed within 24 hours of the onset of a crisis.

What is the importance of the IRA?

Contributions to the IRA have the highest degree of flexibility and are non–earmarked. This allows WFP’s executive leadership to identify priority operations. As it consists of multilateral funding, the IRA reinforces the principles of timeliness, predictability and flexibility.

IRA ACCOUNTS

StatementUS$
Opening Balance (1 Jan 2017)13,800,000
Contributions20,595,280
Transfers and Revolvements51,451,216
Allocations-19,246,496
Closing Balance (31 March 2017)66,600,000

IRA DONORS

DonorsUS$
Switzerland5,958,292
Canada4,460,967
Sweden4,000,000
Ireland3,846,995
Germany1,700,680
Luxembourg530,786
Liechtenstein97,561
All Donors in 201720,595,280

IRA ALLOCATIONS

AllocationsUS$
Tanzania, United Republic of5,800,000
Somalia5,000,000
Malawi2,362,861
West Africa Bureau1,557,107
Algeria1,458,952
Kenya1,395,292
Mozambique925,282
Uganda280,373
Peru278,335
Sri Lanka188,300
All Allocations in 201719,246,502