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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$
Switzerland7,314,525
Germany2,254,791
Luxembourg542,888
Liechtenstein103,093
All Donors in 2020 as at 02/10/202010,215,297
* 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$
Angola263,178
Armenia1,674,448
Burundi299,833
Burkina Faso11,578,464
Bangladesh402,188
Central African Republic8,638,497
Côte d'Ivoire417,881
Democratic Republic of the Congo1,950,808
Congo1,820,815
Colombia1,430,230
Cuba993,218
Djibouti1,900,900
Dominican Republic281,850
Ecuador938,967
Egypt3,089,202
M.East, C. Asia & E. Europe Bureau50,000
Ghana1,690,141
Honduras1,408,451
Iran (Islamic Republic of)192,351
Iraq3,286,385
Jordan1,408,451
Lao People's Democratic Republic737,479
Lebanon13,402,299
Liberia281,690
Madagascar143,000
Mali1,408,451
Mozambique800,000
Mauritania1,408,451
Niger1,408,451
Nicaragua0
Nepal653,282
Pakistan1,069,297
Latin America & Caribbean Bureau2,531,120
Peru1,408,451
Philippines468,573
Palestine4,694,836
Rwanda550,000
Senegal938,967
Sierra Leone1,408,451
El Salvador2,816,901
Somalia255,182
South Sudan10,940,896
Togo1,408,451
Tunisia189,480
Yemen32,000,000
South Africa Bureau578,802
Zimbabwe13,561,883
All Allocations in 2020 as at 02/10/2020138,780,652