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
Germany4,024,014
Canada3,885,004
Ireland3,846,995
Luxembourg617,284
Liechtenstein107,181
France76,625
Australia26,366
Turkey6,647
All Donors in 2018 as at 10/10/201825,415,424

IRA Allocations

AllocationsUS$
Bangladesh29,270,000
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)25,455,436
Palestine, State of11,597,743
Colombia10,324,250
West Africa Bureau9,230,592
Myanmar6,798,864
Madagascar4,840,385
Chad3,631,435
Burkina Faso2,873,239
Mauritania2,643,891
Philippines1,877,934
Papua New Guinea1,877,934
Mozambique1,609,916
Central African Republic1,408,451
Liberia1,408,451
Indonesia1,400,000
Angola1,100,000
Senegal1,079,903
Cameroon833,643
Latin America & Caribbean Bureau531,660
Malawi469,486
East/Centr Africa Bureau452,808
Djibouti450,705
Burundi374,070
C?te d'Ivoire360,315
Nigeria358,848
Congo281,097
Rwanda279,940
Uganda278,080
Nicaragua276,359
Mongolia186,854
Guatemala142,690
El Salvador117,458
Honduras70,483
All Allocations in 2018 as at 10/10/2018123,892,921

* 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.