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 Donors*

DonorsUS$
Ireland3,846,995
Germany2,267,574
All Donors in 20186,114,568

IRA Allocations

AllocationsUS$
Bangladesh13,270,000
Madagascar4,840,385
Palestine, State of1,597,743
Philippines938,967
Colombia934,579
Malawi469,486
All Allocations in 201822,051,160

* In addition to donors who contribute directly to the IRA, WFP also depends on multilateral funds for the IRA. Please see the Multilateral Funding page for more information on multilateral donors.