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$
Switzerland6,979,063
Belgium5,706,572
Germany2,254,791
Liechtenstein100,200
France70,852
Greece10,516
All Donors in 2019 as at 10/06/201915,121,994

IRA Allocations

AllocationsUS$
Angola352,538
Burkina Faso6,384,976
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)1,057,736
Dominican Republic143,981
Iran (Islamic Republic of)563,380
Mali1,002,636
Mozambique36,894,123
Malawi1,408,450
Niger1,388,956
Philippines1,408,014
Papua New Guinea221,674
Senegal281,690
Asia and the Pacific Bureau136,370
Tanzania, United Republic of191,904
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)299,852
Yemen18,779,343
Zimbabwe450,704
All Allocations in 2019 as at 10/06/201970,966,327

* 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.