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.
|Opening Balance (1 Jan 2017)||13,800,000 |
|Transfers and Revolvements||51,451,216 |
|Closing Balance (31 March 2017)||66,600,000 |
|All Donors in 2017||20,595,280 |
|Tanzania, United Republic of||5,800,000 |
|West Africa Bureau||1,557,107 |
|Sri Lanka||188,300 |
|All Allocations in 2017||19,246,502 |