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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 12,670,235
Belgium 12,186,208
Switzerland 8,671,742
France 2,389,486
Faroe Islands (Associate Member) 230,943
Liechtenstein 112,360
Bulgaria 102,620
All Donors in 2021 as at 7/26/21 36,363,594
* 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
Angola 267,000
Burundi 1,408,451
Burkina Faso 1,750,000
Bangladesh 1,921,756
Central African Republic 1,658,363
Côte d'Ivoire 93,897
Congo 204,407
Colombia 424,627
Algeria 1,784,037
Ecuador 346,971
Egypt 319,632
M.East, C. Asia & E. Europe Bureau 234,742
Ethiopia 23,430,573
Guinea 1,122,483
Gambia 938,932
Guatemala 1,408,451
Honduras 281,601
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 180,000
Liberia 164,319
Libya 45,475
Madagascar 8,650,000
Myanmar 5,767,803
Mozambique 3,002,411
Niger 62,490
Nigeria 15,492,958
Nicaragua 485,965
Latin America & Caribbean Bureau 1,028,010
Peru 800,000
Palestine 1,633,134
Rwanda 440,709
Senegal 938,967
West Africa Bureau 93,897
Sierra Leone 93,897
El Salvador 1,200,000
South Sudan 277,430
Chad 281,690
Tajikistan 469,484
United Republic of Tanzania 187,000
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 3,755,869
Yemen 0
Zimbabwe 0
All Allocations in 2021 as at 7/26/21 93,915,037