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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
Canada1,482,580
Luxembourg556,174
Liechtenstein100,200
France70,852
Greece10,516
All Donors in 2019 as at 31/07/201917,160,747
* 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.
IRA Allocations
AllocationsUS$
Angola352,538
Burkina Faso6,384,976
Bangladesh850,513
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)1,057,736
Democratic Republic of the Congo10,100,990
Colombia280,000
Comoros1,000,000
Cuba268,380
Dominican Republic143,981
Haiti281,690
Iran (Islamic Republic of)563,380
East/Centr Africa Bureau562,866
Libya193,600
Mali583,922
Myanmar1,981,785
Mozambique34,713,945
Mauritania2,786,955
Malawi1,408,450
Niger1,388,956
Nigeria1,188,078
Philippines1,408,014
Papua New Guinea221,674
Rwanda2,615,341
Senegal281,690
Somalia1,533,717
Asia and the Pacific Bureau136,370
United Republic of Tanzania191,904
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)299,852
Yemen25,350,773
Zimbabwe486,991
All Allocations in 2019 as at 31/07/201998,619,066