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
Contributions26,038,069
Transfers and Revolvements91,121,490
Allocations-62,259,559
Closing Balance (31 July 2017)68,700,000

IRA DONORS

DonorsUS$
Switzerland5,958,292
Belgium5,370,569
Canada4,460,967
Sweden4,000,000
Ireland3,846,995
Germany1,700,680
Luxembourg530,786
Liechtenstein97,561
France67,763
Norway4,457
All Donors in 201726,038,069

IRA ALLOCATIONS

AllocationsUS$
Somalia21,500,000
Niger7,943,925
Tanzania, United Republic of5,800,000
Uganda3,280,373
Malawi2,362,861
Palestine, State of1,978,000
Rwanda1,869,158
Yemen1,772,464
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)1,668,687
Congo1,652,392
West Africa Bureau1,557,107
Algeria1,458,952
Burkina Faso1,401,869
Central African Republic1,401,869
Kenya1,395,292
Angola1,394,787
Senegal1,028,037
Zimbabwe934,579
Mozambique925,282
Philippines467,290
Peru278,335
Sri Lanka188,300
All Allocations in 201762,259,559