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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
Liechtenstein103,093
All Donors in 2020 as at 05/05/20209,672,409
* 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
Armenia265,944
Burundi299,833
Burkina Faso10,900,000
Central African Republic8,638,497
Congo1,728,964
Colombia647,569
Cuba270,600
Djibouti682,493
Dominican Republic281,850
Ecuador938,967
Iran (Islamic Republic of)192,351
Iraq3,286,385
Jordan1,408,451
Liberia281,690
Mozambique800,000
Nicaragua0
Nepal653,282
Pakistan3,399,061
Philippines468,573
Palestine4,694,836
Rwanda550,000
Somalia310,306
South Sudan10,000,000
Tunisia189,480
Yemen32,000,000
Zimbabwe13,561,883
578,802
All Allocations in 2020 as at 05/05/202097,292,995