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$
Switzerland7,454,739
Belgium5,370,569
Ireland3,846,995
Germany2,267,574
Liechtenstein107,181
Turkey6,647
All Donors in 2018 as at 23/04/201819,053,705

IRA Allocations

AllocationsUS$
Bangladesh13,270,000
Colombia10,324,250
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)10,000,000
Madagascar4,840,385
Chad1,942,504
Papua New Guinea1,877,934
Palestine, State of1,597,743
Central African Republic1,408,451
Mauritania1,374,417
Philippines938,967
Malawi469,486
Latin America & Caribbean Bureau281,660
Senegal150,097
All Allocations in 2018 as at 23/04/201848,475,894

* 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.