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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 *

DonorsUS$
Switzerland10,230,317
Belgium8,886,256
Germany4,604,968
Luxembourg542,888
Liechtenstein103,093
All Donors in 2020 as at 05/01/202124,367,522
* 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
Armenia1,674,448
Burundi299,833
Burkina Faso13,691,428
Bangladesh402,188
Central African Republic9,427,695
Côte d'Ivoire1,826,332
Democratic Republic of the Congo1,950,808
Congo2,890,745
Colombia1,941,658
Cuba993,218
Djibouti1,900,900
Dominican Republic281,850
Ecuador938,967
Egypt2,969,202
M.East, C. Asia & E. Europe Bureau1,466,923
Ethiopia5,346,604
Ghana1,690,141
Guatemala1,408,451
Honduras1,903,801
Iran (Islamic Republic of)192,351
Iraq0
Jordan1,408,451
Kenya2,350,000
Kyrgyzstan1,408,451
Lao People's Democratic Republic737,479
Lebanon7,593,688
Liberia779,907
Madagascar11,081,967
Mali1,408,451
Myanmar111,502
Mozambique14,884,507
Mauritania1,401,403
Niger1,660,466
Nicaragua1,408,451
Nepal92,364
Pakistan658,973
Latin America & Caribbean Bureau2,531,120
Peru1,286,257
Philippines328,573
Palestine9,671,361
Rwanda550,000
Senegal938,967
West Africa Bureau46,948
Sierra Leone1,408,451
El Salvador2,816,901
Somalia255,182
South Sudan10,077,290
Togo1,408,451
Tunisia189,480
Yemen32,000,000
South Africa Bureau578,802
Zimbabwe12,516,736
All Allocations in 2020 as at 05/01/2021177,051,299