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
Contributions9,645,236
Transfers and Revolvements33,964,051
Allocations-17,459,287
Closing Balance (28 February 2017)39,950,000

IRA DONORS

DonorsUS$
Sweden4,000,000
Ireland3,846,995
Germany1,700,680
Liechtenstein97,561
All Donors in 20179,645,236

IRA ALLOCATIONS

AllocationsUS$
Somalia6,000,000
Tanzania, United Republic of5,800,000
Malawi2,362,861
West Africa Bureau1,557,107
Algeria1,458,952
Uganda280,373
All Allocations in 201717,459,293