The UK, along with other donors, will officially offer the money to Iraq during the upcoming donors’ conference in Madrid on 23-24 October. The coalition has urged the international community to donate as much as possible at the Madrid meeting, during which it hopes to raise part of the estimated $55,000 million needed for reconstruction efforts. The US and Japan have offered to cover nearly half of the bill between them, donating $20,300 million and $5,000 million respectively, but other countries have only offered comparatively small sums. In particular, the EU received criticism recently for its offer of Eur 200 million ($233 million).