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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 -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

IRA Donors *

Donors US$
Germany 563,698
Faroe Islands (Associate Member) 230,943
Liechtenstein 112,360
All Donors in 2021 as at 01/04/2021 907,000
* 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 11,267,605
Bangladesh 317,187
Central African Republic 1,658,363
Côte d'Ivoire 93,897
Colombia 424,627
Ecuador 346,971
Egypt 319,632
M.East, C. Asia & E. Europe Bureau 234,742
Ethiopia 16,901,369
Guinea 1,122,483
Guatemala 1,408,451
Honduras 281,601
Liberia 164,319
Madagascar 8,650,000
Myanmar 5,767,803
Mozambique 2,116,593
Niger 62,490
Nigeria 1,408,451
Nicaragua 256,155
Palestine 94,469
West Africa Bureau 93,897
Sierra Leone 93,897
El Salvador 0
South Sudan 277,430
All Allocations in 2021 as at 01/04/2021 53,362,432