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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 - 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$
Switzerland 7,510,730
France 3,260,870
Luxembourg 1,309,795
All Donors in 2022 as at 5/16/22 12,081,394
* 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$
Angola 1,408,451
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 199,995
Central African Republic 940,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo 16,708,642
Cuba 1,000,000
Algeria 1,877,934
M.East, C. Asia & E. Europe Bureau 11,566
Lebanon 4,975,505
Libya 1,408,451
Madagascar 16,544,299
Mali 8,170,000
Myanmar 5,620,000
Mozambique 1,408,451
Mauritania 850,000
Malawi 469,478
Niger 8,920,000
Nigeria 13,710,000
Sao Tome and Principe 328,330
Ukraine 300,000
All Allocations in 2022 as at 5/16/22 84,851,102