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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.

Use of Flexible (former Multilateral) and Immediate Response Account Funding - 2021

Use of Flexible (former Multilateral) and Immediate Response Account Funding - 2020

Use of Flexible (former Multilateral) and Immediate Response Account Funding - 2019

Use of Flexible (former Multilateral) and Immediate Response Account Funding - 2018

Use of Flexible (former Multilateral) and Immediate Response Account Funding - 2017

View the historical funding for flexible contributions

View the historical funding for Immediate Response Account 

IRA Donors *

Donors US$
Germany 34,482,759
United States of America 16,550,000
Private Donors 8,541,225
Switzerland 7,510,730
Qatar 5,000,000
France 3,260,870
Canada 2,270,233
Italy 1,813,059
Luxembourg 1,313,604
China 200,000
Liechtenstein 101,112
Australia 2,172
All Donors in 2022 as at 12/5/22 81,045,763
* 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

Allocations US$
Afghanistan 46,948,357
Angola 1,408,451
Bangladesh 2,915,369
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 199,995
Central African Republic 940,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 32,652,670
Cabo Verde 1,500,113
Cuba 2,873,404
Algeria 1,877,934
Gambia 938,967
Honduras 2,347,418
Haiti 14,707,020
Kyrgyz Republic 469,483
Libya 1,408,451
Sri Lanka 8,162,090
Madagascar 16,544,299
Mali 8,170,000
Myanmar 5,620,000
Mozambique 2,768,451
Mauritania 850,000
Malawi 469,478
Niger 8,920,000
Nigeria 23,536,712
Nicaragua 1,408,451
Pakistan 18,779,343
Sierra Leone 386,577
Somalia 98,796,491
South Sudan 1,406,914
Sao Tome and Principe 328,330
Chad 9,689,671
Tajikistan 469,483
Uganda 2,282,445
Ukraine 300,000
Yemen 46,948,357
All Allocations in 2022 as at 12/5/22 367,024,723