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
Contributions31,505,880
Transfers and Revolvements103,137,198
Allocations-105,243,078
Closing Balance (31 October 2017)43,200,000

IRA DONORS

DonorsUS$
Switzerland5,962,870
Belgium5,370,569
United States of America5,000,000
Canada4,460,967
Sweden4,000,000
Ireland3,846,995
Germany1,700,680
Luxembourg534,898
WPD - ITV459,121
Liechtenstein97,561
France67,763
Norway4,457
All Donors in 201731,505,880

IRA ALLOCATIONS

AllocationsUS$
Somalia21,500,000
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)16,154,667
Myanmar8,406,313
Niger7,943,925
Latin America & Caribbean Bureau7,875,773
Bangladesh6,418,281
Tanzania, United Republic of5,800,000
Uganda3,280,373
Malawi2,362,861
Palestine, State of1,978,000
Rwanda1,869,158
Yemen1,772,464
Congo1,652,392
Algeria1,458,952
Burkina Faso1,401,869
Central African Republic1,401,869
Cuba1,401,760
Kenya1,395,292
Angola1,394,787
Nepal1,373,557
Senegal1,028,037
Zimbabwe934,579
Mozambique925,282
Zambia858,991
Libya828,800
Sierra Leone813,084
Haiti784,923
Philippines467,290
Nicaragua424,596
Jordan279,832
Peru278,335
South Africa254,859
Sri Lanka188,300
Colombia181,627
Ecuador152,250
All Allocations in 2017105,243,078